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The American: For Italy & the World

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Christopher P. Winner

Christopher P. Winner is editor and publisher of The American. His column appears weekly.

Remember the outhouse

Presidents can rage and rant against filthy interlopers but those who like what they hear would be wise to remember America's origins.

Sight at a loss for words

Vision metaphors are central to all aspects of speech, but they take for granted the precarious gift of seeing.

When soap was soup

The difference between chicken noodle and cleanliness once proved mystifying, even for pajamas.

At the mosaic, turn left

It's 1980. You need to get an urgent message home to far-away America. Here's what to do.

On witches, Reds and Spacey

When Satan, communism and sex enter the American picture, the mitigation covered by the word "alleged" beats a hasty retreat.

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