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Staging Saul Bellow’s Democracy

Share the post "Staging Saul Bellow’s Democracy" In a 1972 speech at the Chicago Public Library, the novelist Saul Bellow described the Westside branch where he borrowed books as a boy. The regulars at the Humbolt Park library, he remembered, comprised “a considerable variety of self-taught and often cranky theoreticians…[P]eculiar autodidacts and philosophers in ragged trousers brooded or raged.” These are the Chicagoans who populate Bellow’s fiction: the immigrants...

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Announcing our student contributors

Share the post "Announcing our student contributors" Soon you’ll be seeing a set of posts from undergraduates at the University of Chicago—written not just by our Metcalf interns but also students enrolled in this spring’s Democratic Erosion course. Susan Stokes, professor of comparative politics and director of the Chicago Center on Democracy, led UChicago’s iteration of the class, as part of a cross-campus curriculum that’s now at over forty universities. The...

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