Sept. 23, 2017
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Lee on Lit | The Great Refusal

Has free thought been negated by mass communication?

Lee on Literature In 1964, philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse published a book, One Dimensional Man, which contains the idea of “the Great Refusal.”

Thursday, September 14, 2017 Lee Miller

You Were Warned

As Comey stings from the axe, consider that George Washington foretold the danger of coziness with business

Lee on Literature Following his first term as the United States President, George Washington drafted a letter declining another term in office.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 Lee Miller

It Can’t Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis classic predicts life under Trump

Lee on Literature Donald Trump’s ascendency to the American Presidency is strikingly similar to the rise of Buzz Windrip, a fictional politician in Sinclair Lewis’ novel It Can’t Happen Here (1935).

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Lee Miller

Dostoevsky Deconstructs The Donald

Lee on Literature The philosophical cornerstone of Fydor Dostoevsky’s writing is “egoism,” a consuming self-consciousness with an overwhelming desire to continually express one’s superiority over others

Monday, November 7, 2016 Lee Miller

Lee on Literature | Hillary Clinton and Huey Long

Get insights to hate toward Clinton from 1946 novel based on Louisiana politician

Lee on Literature Despite more experience in the highest levels of government than any other presidential candidate in modern history and a composed demeanor amidst increasingly absurd (and sexist) assaults, why do s

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Lee Miller

Lee on Literature | Muhammad Ali: A Modern Lord Byron

Lee on Literature Struggles for human justice are not new, as the great Muhammad Ali and Lord Byron confronted similar racism and sexism in their respective eras.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Lee Miller

Lee on Literature: Catch-22 of the US Presidential Election

Primary season shows a process flooded with examples of inescapable paradoxes

Lee on Literature “It’s ridiculous that we have this kind of money in politics,” actor George Clooney stated after raising $15 million for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign this month.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 Lee Miller


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