The entire issue is devoted to an article that concerns whether health care is a right or not. The arguments in favor of considering health care as a right are far more compelling than are the arguments that health care should be left to the free market. The burden of the article is to get the general principles right before getting bogged down in the details of one national health insurance plan or another.
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.