Sarah Skwire is a fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc. She is a poet and author of the writing textbook Writing with a Thesis.
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Hardly anyone reads Longfellow anymore, but maybe we should
FEBRUARY 27, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
When lives and property are held at "his Majesty's pleasure," the blacksmith is always right. Injustice prevails, backed up by might. And Evangeline will always wander, looking for a home.
FEBRUARY 13, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Romance novels can show the positive literary representations of work, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the bourgeois virtues thought to be scarce.
FEBRUARY 04, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Maybe 1984 isn't primarily a love story, but that's because an overweening State has destroyed the possibility of spontaneous human connection.
JANUARY 30, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
What it means to be privileged--and who holds the privilege--changes with the context.
JANUARY 16, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Love is mysterious. But the economic way of thinking can cut through some of love's illusions and help us sort out real incentives and costs.
DECEMBER 12, 2013 by SARAH SKWIRE
Rona Jaffe could have told a compelling story about the working lives of women in the 1950s. Instead, she talks about everything else they do.
DECEMBER 02, 2013 by SARAH SKWIRE
Emile Zola vividly illustrates the pleasures and perils of shopping, particularly the power of well-displayed merchandise to stir up longing and desire. Despite the usual bromides of the Christmas shopping season, this isn't necessarily a bad thing.
NOVEMBER 14, 2013 by SARAH SKWIRE
Executive Suite offers a compelling look at the qualities--including a powerful sense of responsibility to employees--that make up the ideal CEO and define committed entrepreneurs.
OCTOBER 31, 2013 by SARAH SKWIRE
A grisly tale perfectly suited for Halloween, Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale" is often said to be about the evils of money. But taking a closer look at the source suggests there's something more complex going on.