This issue is all about politics. The lead article
is about why Judy Miller rather than Scooter Libby
is at the center of the leak case. The second article
is about explanations for voting behavior. The third
article uses Joseph Conrad to explain contemporary
variations on terrorism. The final article provides
a Liberalís analysis of an abiding policy issue.
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.