Social Contract
Social Contract

Social Contract

In the United States, more basic than the Constitution is the belief that an individual working hard and being honest can get ahead. Although it’s called the social contract, it’s often just called the American…

Emergency Skin
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Emergency Skin

Emergency Skin by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I got Emergency Skin as a free Prime read. It’s a long short story, part of the Forward collection, excellent sci fi. The meeting…

Washington Square
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Washington Square

Washington Square by Henry James My rating: 3 of 5 stars I selected Washington Square for diversion with an edifying thread. Unfortunately, it was a tragedy. Caroline did not overcome her weakness and her father…