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w. end ave.: an e-journal of culture and politics  


The lead article in this issue is about whether Judge Roberts shortchanged the concept of law, and not just the Senators interrogating him, when he compared a judge to a baseball umpire. The next article develops the idea that voters have more than enough information on which to select a candidate for public office. The third article asks what we might want of a public memorial at the World Trade Center site. The last article addresses Ishiguro’s new novel as a commentary on the particular beast within all of us.


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.
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Issue No. 4
September 28, 2005


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A new issue of “w. end ave.: an e-journal of culture and politics” is published once every three weeks or so. It is edited, owned, and where not indicated as otherwise, written by Martin Wenglinsky. The rights to all materials published here are copyright © 2008 by Martin Wenglinsky