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June 4, 2009

Reimagining Feminism

Maria Laurino
Michelle Obama's new type of Old World/New World feminism.

Discovering a feminist-motherhood agenda in the actions of Michelle Obama that incorporates both Old World and American traditions.

May 1, 2009

Living in the New World, Choosing from the Old

Maria Laurino
Michelle Obama re-opens the door for grandma to enter as primary child-care provider.

How Old World Ways Are Circling Back into 21st Century Life

February 6, 2009

A Brief Return to Rationalism

Maria Laurino
The brilliant Bertrand Russell -- until he gets to southern Italians.

How British rationalists first soothe, then make me seethe.

January 7, 2009

New Year's Resolution: Don't Be Too Grumpy about the Motherland

Maria Laurino
Can Italy find the fireworks to get out of its political slump?

With Barack Obama elected as president and Silvio Berlusconi back as prime minister, the differences between America and Italy seem greater than ever.