The reign of Frank Rizzo was also the era of the rising black political power in Philadelphia. Nowhere was the clash of racial interests more intense than the police department.
Dispatches from the Editor
Emphasizing the need for food, the abuse of food, or the communal aspect of eating, somehow unlatches a secret, emotional spring of insecurity.
Editor Gerald Early welcomes readers to The Common Reader, Washington University in St. Louis’s new interdisciplinary journal, with a full menu of articles about issues of the day, and special events in the future.
Even before the Internet, and even before Goerge Orwell, Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary taught us how to see through the veil of language to words’ true meanings, which are always open to interpretation.
Remember The Time gives us peeks at the King of Pop through the lens of staff who worked closest with him, and thought the most of him.
How late Washington University economist Murray Weidenbaum waged a gentleman’s battle against the syndromes of small-mindedness.
Why March is the month of my Black History memories, the truth about the Sonny Liston-Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) championship fight, and The Common Reader comes into being.
I was not interested in starting a journal, academic or otherwise. Then, given time, the invitation proved too seductive to resist.