This issue also consists of a long article devoted to education. In this case, the article tries to define the ends of education so as to distinguish those from the means used to accomplish education. That has to be done because it is very easy to confuse the ends of education with the means and what happens then, which is usually, is that what is offered to students is not education but something else such as community spirit or a driver's license.
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.