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Diana Trilling: Guerrilla Feminist

When female biographers examine subjects of the same gender via traditionalist institutions (marriage, motherhood), feminists are quick to blast them for affirming the male stereotype of women writers as being unable to write about anything unconnected to a man. But such a view is a-historical when one is dealing with a subject that did not come of age in the Feminist Movement of the 1960s, and deprives the reader of a kind of guerrilla feminism going on beneath traditional roles. Natalie Robins in this good but often frustrating biography manages to rescue Diana Trilling, Nation reviewer, essayist and one of… Keep Reading

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College Leftists Grow So Unhinged That Even Joe Biden Is Crying Foul

This week an invited speaker at a university blasted campus leftists across the nation for using violent tactics to silence the views of conservative speakers. But for once this criticism of the protesters who beat up students (along with innocent bystanders) for merely wanting to attend the speeches was not voiced by a conservative. Instead the criticism was uttered by a former official in the frankly leftist Obama administration: former Vice President Joe Biden. Before a University of Delaware audience, Biden defended the First Amendment rights of those who campus radicals found detestable, as well as the rights of students… Keep Reading

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