The lead article this issue is about Post-Modern moral debate. The second article, by Richard Thornell, is about where the Supreme Court went wrong on school desegregation some fifty years ago. The third article struggles with the social theories that might explain what happened when a student said something untoward. The last article is about the Post-Modern nostalgia for history.
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.