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Proposing Courtship

From the October 1999 Print Edition

Anyone interested in improving relations between men and women today and tomorrow must proceed by taking a page from yesterday. For today’s tale regarding manhood and womanhood is, alas, both too brief and hardly edifying. True, as they multiply taboos on speech and gesture, our sexual harassment . . . . Continue Reading »

What's Your Name?

From the November 1995 Print Edition

The authors of this essay on names have just identified themselves. Well, not quite. For the sake of full disclosure, they are willing to have it known that they have the same last name not by coincidence or consanguinity but because they are married to each other (and have been for over . . . . Continue Reading »

After the Fall

From the August/September 1993 Print Edition

Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America by mark r. schwehn oxford university press, 143 pages, $19.95 I am a teacher of undergraduates at a major research university. I am also the mother of two recent college graduates. From both inside and out, I am keenly aware of the . . . . Continue Reading »