The lead article is a take on how the Cold War ended. The second article uses the training and interests of academics across the country to show what has happened and not happened in the academic world in the past half century. The third article describes Post-Modern architecture as flaunting geometry. The last article reviews John Updike's Terrorist and suggests why the book is so challanging.
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.