John Rossi

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  • May 3, 2021
    George Orwell wrote two of the most influential books of the 20th century, Animal Farm and 1984. He had different opinions of them. He was proud of Animal Farm because he believed...
  • Mar 17, 2021
    From the late nineteenth century until World War II ethnic humor and downright slurs, often good humored but also humiliating and insulting, were commonplace in American literature....
  • Feb 12, 2021
    One of the surprises of last week's announcement of the Pulitzer Prizes was a special posthumous citation of Hank Williams for his "pivotal role in transforming country music into a...
  • Jan 18, 2021
    The recent unpleasant presidential election and the ugly aftermath of rioting in Washington got me thinking about the concept of presidential reputation. How will Donald Trump be...