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Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 03:11 pm
 In “Stellar! Stellar!”—a column lumbered with my lamest title ever—I explored the new fund drive to help build the University of Illinois’ Springfield campus. For space reasons I wa...
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 04:20 pm
In the Fall 2017 number of The Hedgehog Review, devoted to critical reflections on contemporary culture, Paul Christman explores life in " a no-place that is also everyplace and anyplace."...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 03:59 pm
This was brought to my attention by the editors of the London Review of Books. It concerns something written by the influential mid-century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, who as every mid-Illinoisan s...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 12:19 pm
I addressed the problem of Columbus Day in “What Columbus Day means to us.” I decided write the column after rejecting performing some symbolic act by which I might commemorate Christopher Colum...
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 10:38 am
I ran into someone over the weekend who said to me, “We just came from seeing ‘The Snowman.’ With all the people in it, I didn’t believe it could be as bad as everyone’s saying it is.&nbsp...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 05:28 pm
 Abraham LIncoln has long engaged our historians and public intellectuals. Of late he has stimulated our artists as well. The winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Britain's most...


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