From Around the Web
- “Conservatives Are Driving Americans Away from Religion” by Claude S. Fischer, Boston Review, October 15, 2014 — Self-explanatory.
- “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture” by A.O. Scott, The New York Times Magazine, September 11, 2014 — “[I]n doing away with patriarchal authority, we have also, perhaps unwittingly, killed off all the grown-ups.”
- “9 Reasons We Should Abolish Tipping, Once And For All” by Hunter Stuart, Huffington Post, October 17, 2014 — A follow-up to my two-part post on tipping.
- “Think There’s a Lot of Immigration to the US? Think Again” by Nathan Siegel, OZY — The U.S. has, proportionately, fewer immigrants than many developed countries.
- “Best Immigration Policy Is More Immigration” by Noah Smith, Bloomberg View, November 10, 2014 – “[I]t would seem to be a good idea for us to tilt our immigration policy toward more skills-based immigration.”
From the Bookshelf
- Madelaine Hron, Translating Pain: Immigrant Suffering in Literature and Culture, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009 — Is it an obligation to suffer in order to become an American? — BUY NOW
- Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, New York: Penguin Books, 2005 — Reflections on the life of wandering. — BUY NOW