A Reason Not to Vote for the Tax Amendment of 1912

English: Lesson 115 Would I have voted for the income tax amendment in 1912, based on the arguments in Philip Dru: Administrator, A Story of Tomorrow? Edward M. House wrote Philip Dru: Administrator, A Story of Tomorrow in 1912. The book was meant to be fiction, but from what we know of House now, the main character … Continue reading A Reason Not to Vote for the Tax Amendment of 1912

The Brutal & Hilarious Critique Written by Mark Twain

English: Lesson 85 How fair was Twain's critique of Cooper's literary style? "A work of art? It has no invention; it has no order, system, sequence, or result; it has no lifelikeness, no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality; its characters are confusedly drawn, and by their acts and words they prove that they … Continue reading The Brutal & Hilarious Critique Written by Mark Twain

The fascinating descriptions of The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow & Rip Van Winkle

English: Lesson 80 Were the detailed descriptions of the people around the two main characters equally important in the two stories? Washington Irving wrote the two famous American stories the Legend of the Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. These two fairytale-like stories have charmed people since they were first published in 1819 and continue to do so, and … Continue reading The fascinating descriptions of The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow & Rip Van Winkle