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The Bookshelf: Thinking Out Loud

Prose is not poetry, yet it has its own rhythms; and the writer's meaning—conveyed not in bare words alone but in emphases, inflections, punctuations—can be clarified by speaking and hearing it as well as by seeing it. But reading well aloud takes practice.

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Revisiting "Liberty"

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, an armistice was signed to signify the end of the First World War.

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The Lord of History

The so-called Respect for Marriage Act has pushed the issue of gay marriage back into the spotlight and, with it, the slogan "The right side of history."

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