The lead article this issue is about the universality of Shakespeare's typology of genres. The second article is about the pleasures of entertainment (and even of art). The third article considers four theories of foreign policy as they apply to Iraq. The last article is a response by Harold Wenglinsky (definately a relation: my son) to an article in the last issue: "Religious Credulity". His title "Religious Reasoning" shows where he stands.
The purpose of this e-journal is to use in tandem the techniques of literary criticism and social structural analysis to illuminate American politics and the various institutions in American society and sometimes matters more global, like religion or war, by turning an eye on the events and objects and performances that are considered art and entertainment, those defined broadly enough to include whatever is covered in newspapers and other media. Another concern is to pick up the texture of social life, both in the United States and in general, through the analysis of those events, objects and performances that are to be found in everyday life.