Tag Archives: Lewis Carroll

The GOP, through the Looking Glass

Cartoonist Tom Toles has a very smart Alice-through-the-Looking-Glass take on Trump and the GOP.

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Hopefully, Trump Is the Queen of Hearts

Is Trump like Lewis Carroll’s Queen of Hearts? In the case of Iran, let’s hope so.

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GOP’s Best Case: We’re All Mad

Two literary allusions by a Trump defender in yesterday’s impeachment hearings don’t bode well for the president.

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And Thick and Fast, They Came at Last

People are now rushing forth to reveal Trump secrets–like the oysters in “The Walrus and the Carpenter.”

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Following Barr Down the Rabbit Hole

Thursday I haven’t quoted the Alice books for a while, even though in the past I have turned to them many times to capture America’s fractured politics. We are now so far down the rabbit hole, however, or so deep into the looking glass, that Lewis Carroll is must reading. On a general level, we […]

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The Dreamlike Pleasures of Rowing

In “Alice through the Looking Glass,” boating is a metaphor for life slipping by–unnoticed by Alice but seen as deeply tragic by Carroll.

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Senior Projects and Alice’s Rabbit Hole

I compare senior theses to Alice falling down a rabbit hole. But not in the way you think.

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Literature Has Paul Ryan’s Number

Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Chinua Achebe, John Milton, and Thomas Hardy see through men like departing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

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Memorizing Poetry Is Good for You

Memorizing poetry is a powerful way to understand it. Unfortunately, the practice of doing so has fallen out of favor in schools.

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