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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APRIL 24, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
The Soviet fantasy extracted a terrible toll on its subjects, nearly costing them even the ability to create their own stories.
APRIL 10, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Shakespeare's play, known for its portrayal of greed, also opens questions about how we should relate to money--and leaves them open for us to ponder.
MARCH 27, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Country music sounds like music written by a culture that is dying for change, celebrating when it finds it, and grieving when it cannot.
MARCH 13, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Glamour and luxury can drive people to misery. Dorothy Parker shows us how they can bring pleasure, even to people who will never be wealthy.
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.