Critical Linking: June 20th, 2013


Those people, Mr. Brodhead pointed out, include both President Obama (political science major) and Mitt Romney (English), as well as most of the 54 members of the commission, which includes distinguished jurists, business leaders, artists, scholars, university presidents and politicians, many of whom offer stirring testimonials on the value of their own liberal arts training.

How did I not know that Mitt Romney was an English major?


Some notes on the new vocabulary in this batch come from a wide range of semantic regions, as usual. Scientific vocabulary (especially technology) forms a healthy chunk: big data, crowdsourcing,e-reader, mouseover, redirect (the noun), and stream (the verb).

E-reader. With a hyphen. Nooooooooooooooooo. 


I’m probably not going to write anymore…

Many speculated (including this reader) that Dear Life might be a finale for Munro. And it appears that it was.


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