Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Our modern America
Dennis M. Clausen Ph.D.
Technological innovations are necessary during the coronavirus crisis. But should we allow them to determine the future of higher education?
Are young people today handicapped by cellphone and social media addictions, or do some of them see the future more clearly than the rest of us?
Abandoning electronic devices and exploring our own deeper waters.
Literature challenges us to put aside our own self-centered perspectives and see the world through the eyes of others--and this is the very definition of empathy.
Why has Thornton's Wilder's Our Town, which is hardly a sentimental and romanticized play, become a safe harbor for anxious and disillusioned Americans?
When we look back at the small towns of our youth, what do we really see?
Do earlier generations idealize their memories of Christmases past, or did they really live at a time when gift-giving was less important than interacting with loved ones?
Are shaming tactics against women deeply rooted in American culture?
Did you ever feel like another person is inside of you?
Have you ever had the need to explore the mystery of your ancestry?
Dennis M. Clausen, Ph.D., is a professor of American literature and screenwriting at the University of San Diego.