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March 2, 2017
Professor Rachel Fulton Brown’s February 16th Sightings piece was about freedom of speech, the place of Christianity in Western culture supposedly championed by Milo Yiannopoulos, and the seeming inability of students to make normative judgments.
March 2, 2017
In the first novella of Boccaccio’s 14th-century Decameron, Panfilo tells the story of Ciappelletto, the worst man ever to live (including his impressive catalogue of vice), who spins his final confession into a rhetorical masterpiece narrating his own superlative virtue.
March 2, 2017
On February 16th, 2017, Sightings published an article entitled “Why Milo Scares Students, and Faculty Even More,” by University of Chicago professor Rachel Fulton Brown. In the piece Fulton Brown theorizes about the discomfort that Milo Yiannopoulos, the then-rising star of the far right’s pyrotechnics show, inspires in many students and faculty at American universities.
February 27, 2017
Headlines in the Detroit Free Press, which reached us recently via USA Today, and the Chicago Sun-Times, from the second-to-last day of last year, were wake-up alarms alerting readers to
February 23, 2017
The poets of America’s great Modernist generation—Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot—have all had their moments in the sun.

Author: Robert Zaller
February 20, 2017
Editor's note: Last Thursday's piece by Rachel Fulton Brown provoked a great deal of discussion.
February 16, 2017
Editor's note: For a collection of responses to this piece, please see “A Packet for Rachel Fulton Brown” (March 2, 2017).
February 13, 2017
What if the Sioux Nation decided to build a pipeline through Arlington Cemetery? This question from Faith Spotted Eagle—who lacks a Ph.D.
February 9, 2017
With each passing day since the inauguration of Donald Trump the news cycle gets more punishing. Power is consolidated within the executive branch.

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