Category Archives: publics

the ethics of anonymity

via The Philosophist, here’s an Huffington Post column about an Alaska state legislator revealing the previously anonymous identity of “Alaska Muckraker,” the Alaskan blogger who wrote about Sarah Palin once she was nominated for vice president. The column brings up … Continue reading

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Young: The Texture of Memory (1993)

For our Public Memory and Rhetoric course we read James E. Young’s The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning, which was an enjoyable and intelligent investigation into the production and reception of various Holocaust memorials in Germany, Austria, Poland, … Continue reading

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According to Georgia Law Makers, Queer Theory is Not Legitimate

This was sent out on a listserv I’m on: According to Republican lawmakers in Georgia and the Christian Coalition, queer theory is not a legitimate course of study. On CNN’s American Morning today, Carol Costello reported on Georgia’s recent variation … Continue reading

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Levinson’s Peculiar Conclusion and Our Civil Religion

In class last week, we discussed at length the peculiar conclusion to Sanford Levinson’s Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies, in which Levinson writes that we should hope “that the consciousness of the polity, especially of its future … Continue reading

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notes from the interblags: link dump

• Via Theresa, article on local tv taking advantage of newspapers failing. Check out Theresa’s commentary as well. • The MSM are discussing that meme going around Facebook: 25 “Random” Things… Time, WaPo, NY Times. • It’s weird having a … Continue reading

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