The Fate of the Union: Kennedy and After

Can our country fall back wholly into its same trivial ways? Though the tragic hero died intestate, there will be much quarreling over the will. But can his libertarian wishes be ignored completely? Or, ironically, might there now even be a better chance that some of his policies (in particular …

William Carlos Williams, 1883–1963

William Carlos Williams, poet and physician. Trained to crises of sickness and parturition that often came at odd hours. An ebullient man, sorely vexed in his last years, and now at rest. But he had this exceptional good luck: that his appeal as a person survives in his work. To read his books is to find him warmly there, everywhere you turn.