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James Williams

James Williams is a freelance copywriter and editor living in St. Louis.


Thursday, February 6 2014

Cracking Up: Why Writing and Drinking May Not Be Such a Great Combination, After All

The Trip to Echo Spring contemplates the vexed relationship between six great American writers and the alcoholism that undermined their lives.

Wednesday, November 6 2013

There and Back Again: A Revolving Journey Through the Landscape of the American Revolution

In My American Revolution, author Robert Sullivan searches for traces of the past amongst the strip malls and suburbs of contemporary America.

Monday, October 7 2013

If You're Reading This Review Are You Ruining Your Brain?

David Mikics' leisurely contemplation, Slow Reading in a Hurried Age, makes the case for literature in a digital world.

Sunday, September 8 2013

It's Getting Hotter. So Why Not Put Your Faith in the Free Market?

Viewed through the lens of economic theory, climate change doesn't look so bad. Or does it?

Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Privileged Knowers, the Ignorant Masses, 'The Neoconservative Persuasion'

This substantial anthology memorializes the work of one the 20th century's greatest political thinkers, for better or worse (depending upon your politics).

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