How the printing press changed “you”, by SUE BURKE – #handwriting

In the introduction to the Spanish Royal Academy’s 400th Anniversary edition of Don Quixote de la Mancha, Mario Vargas Llosa writes: “Cervantes, in order to tell Quixote’s deeds, revolutionized the narrative forms of his time and established the foundation on which the modern novel was born. […] Perhaps the most innovative aspect of Quixote is…

Country with no name – by SUE BURKE

The United States of America has an abiding problem: it has no name. In 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, which said: “The Stile of this Confederacy shall be ‘The United States of America.’… Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence….” That is, each state (“state” meaning an individual political…