Category: Politics

Austerity, Now and Then

Greetings! I’m Sheila, nonfiction editor here at NDQ, and I’m taking over blog responsibilities for the next few weeks while Bill Caraher, our editor and publisher, is off doing field work in Greece.   “I propose” (the thing took all his strength) “oh what the hell” he cried; “what’s stopping

Egyptian Reflections: Generous Hearts and Uncertainty 

Generous Hearts and Uncertainty* Rebecca J. Romsdahl This is the fourth of four essays reflecting on Egypt. Please also read the introduction to see how they are all linked. Enjoy! During our dahabiya (sailboat) tour on the Nile River, our travel companions commented one day that they felt guilty about the amount

Academic Freedom and Austerity at American Universities

Two things happened this week at North Dakota Quarterly. First, our esteemed editor spent hours boxing up back issues in our storeroom and that allowed him to think a good bit about our forthcoming spring forum on Humanities in the Age of Austerity (for the call-for-submissions go here). Thinking and boxing up

Second Chances: America, Liberia, and the Election of Wilmot Collins

Eric Burin In 1994, Wilmot Collins, a thirty-one year old refugee whose travails had left him weighing just ninety pounds, arrived in Helena, Montana. There, he was reunited with his wife, who had made it to Helena two years earlier with their now two-year old daughter. America, thought Collins, provided

Colin Kaepernick: In Historical Perspective

Eric Burin In an 1857 speech, Abraham Lincoln explained the meaning and purpose behind the Declaration of Independence’s insistence that all men are “created equal” and that they are endowed with “certain unalienable rights,” including “liberty.” These noble sentiments, observed Lincoln, had no practical bearing on the patriots’ quest to

Picking the President: A Book Collaboration with The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota

Over the last year, North Dakota Quarterly has begun to experiment with how it publishes. First came an expanded web presence, then came an effort at making available the digital archive, to reprint some of historically significant content from NDQ and to create online anthologies of important authors and topics of

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