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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.

The Green Knight

When a literature professor retired 35 years ago, he rued a world of ruffled civility. Little could he imagine the next phase.

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.

Unvarnished darkness

Anonymous confessions are not the answer when it comes to bringing abhorrent abuse to heel.

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