Monthly Archives: March 2011
Who believes in American Exceptionalism? Alexis de Tocqueville, for one. Tocqueville felt that traveling to America would reveal the secret of the modern world, in which democracy and equality were destined to rule.
The wild boar appears to us as something straight out of a myth. But as Jeffrey Greene learned, these creatures are very real, living by night and, despite shrinking habitats and hordes of hunters, thriving on six continents. Greene takes us on a journey filled with wonders and discoveries about these majestic animals the poet Robinson Jeffers called “beautiful monsters.”
“ The Golden-Bristled Boar is an elegant book that looks at the landscape and ecology of what would seem to be our most inelegant natural neighbor.”—Robert Sullivan Jr.
The online edition of The Presidential Recordings includes hundreds of hours of presidential tapes covering the major issues of the LBJ administration. Read and LISTEN to these historic conversations.