The first article this issue is the second part of a three part series on lifeboat morality. It concerns the right to die. The second article is the first of a three part series on Paul's Letter to the Galatians. The third article is a consideration of prejudice that tries to avoid the usually disparaged groups. The final article is another argument about what is wrong with American education, a continuing preoccupation of this journal.
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.