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Fighting for Freedom from a Juarez Jail

A week before Christmas, Shohn Huckabee and Carlos Quijas were driving back to El Paso after having Huckabee’s truck fixed at a mechanic’s shop […]

Tangling with Frank Erwin

This is a continuation of Dugger’s piece “The Business of Education,” a review of Kenneth Ashworth’s Horns of A Dilemma. The book chronicles Ashworth’s […]

Death of a Robber Baron

H.W. Brands’ The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield is the first book in Anchor Books’ American Portraits Series, which […]

Following the Narrative

This is the part where I’m supposed to summarize in a few hundred words a novel whose narrative takes a “blackademic” on a mission […]

Death and Taxes

Maybe the most surprising thing about David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King is how easy a read it is. At 538 pages, it’s anyone’s […]

The Business of Education

In the early 1970s, Frank Erwin dominated higher education in the public University of Texas System of colleges and universities. He was a key […]