Monthly Archives: April 2009

“I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” by Tucker Max

by Patrick Baker Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is an irresistibly crass expression of juvenile male fantasy. The emphasis in the first sentence must be on irresistibly for this fleeting reviewer to distinguish himself from others … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Self-Actualization

by Joshua H. Liberatore As Edna Pontellier swims offshore and enters the cold, numbing waters that swallow her at the end of Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, she recalls a critical conversation she had with her friend Adèle Ratignolle about … Continue reading

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POTUS Deals in the Future

by Joshua H. Liberatore Whether it’s due to his relative youth or the frequent campaign-trail comparisons to John F. Kennedy, POTUS fancies himself a harbinger of the future. Not that we’re complaining. By most accounts anyway, science seems to have … Continue reading

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POTUS in the Middle East

by Joshua H. Liberatore After his obligatory visit to Europe, bastion of traditional alliances and site of important G-20, NATO, and European Council summit meetings, POTUS made a short but significant sweep through Turkey and Iraq. These visits capitalized on … Continue reading

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POTUS Studies Abroad

by Joshua H. Liberatore A whirlwind eight-day, six-nation trip overseas gave POTUS a chance to reintroduce himself on the world stage, galvanize key strategic relationships, and engage in some delicate negotiations in the post-Bush era of foreign policy, après le … Continue reading

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POTUS is Loaded

by Joshua H. Liberatore In recent weeks, POTUS has hit the road, pitching the merits of first, the massive stimulus package he supervised, and more recently, his budget proposal. With justifiable suspicion mounting among many average Americans that expanded liquidity … Continue reading

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