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Politics & Politicians

Edited and with an Introduction by Owen Indiana University Press ePub

Portrait of a politician in a smoke-filled room: Ernie encounters Jim Watson in a Pullman cubicle, and that grand old vote-getter shows his technique

WASHINGTON—I was sitting alone in the smoking compartment, reading a magazine. The train was bouncing through the night at 70 miles an hour, making an awful racket. I thought I’d go to bed pretty soon. But just then the curtain was pulled aside, and who should walk in but Jim Watson.

I had never seen him before, but I recognized him from his pictures. We stared at each other as if we were about to speak, and then I raised up sort of automatically, like a knee-reflex, and said: “Aren’t you Senator Watson?”

“Why, yes,” he said. And he came over with his hand out ready for a big shake. He sat right down and started talking.

Some rough things have been said about Jim Watson and his political philosophies, and they may all be true. But you’ll have a mighty tough time trying not to like him.

I asked him if it wasn’t likely that he knew more Hoosiers than anybody else in the state. He said yes, he expected he did. After all, he’s been campaigning Indiana for 50 years, and he likes people, and remembering them is his stock in trade.

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STUDIES IN LOGIC

Peirce, Charles S. Indiana University Press PDF

406

WRITINGS OF CHARLES S. PEIRCE, 1879-1884

Preface

P 268a: Boston:

Little, Brown, & Company, 1883: iii-vi

These papers, the work of my students, have been so instructive to me, that I have asked and obtained permission to publish them in one volume.

Two of them, the contributions of Miss Ladd (now Mrs. Fabian

Franklin) and of Dr. Mitchell, present new developments of the logical algebra of Boole. Miss Ladd's article may serve, for those who are unacquainted with Boole's Laws of Thought, as an introduction to the most wonderful and fecund discovery of modern logic. The followers of Boole have altered their master's notation, mainly in three respects.

1st. A series of writers, Jevons in 1864, Peirce in 1867, Grassmann in 1872, Schroder in 1877, and McColl in 1877, successively and independently declared in favor of using the sign of addition to unite different terms into one aggregate, whether they be mutually exclusive or not. Thus, we now write

European + Republican to stand for all Europeans and republicans taken together, without intending to count twice over the European republicans. Boole and

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5. Sephardi Theater: Project and Practice

Olga Borovaya Indiana University Press ePub

Sephardi Theater is one of the least documented and least studied sociocultural practices in the lives of Ottoman Jews. Since the extant memoirs hardly, if at all, mention it,1 the only available source of information on Sephardi Theater is the Ladino press, which played an exceptional role in its development. Moreover, the conceptualization of Sephardi Theater offered and promoted by Ladino periodicals was an integral element of the whole project, indispensable for its proper realization, if not for its very existence. Outside the framework of the Ladino press, Sephardi Theater cannot be adequately construed, and the data related to it appear as an unstructured assortment of random facts.

It is, perhaps, its chaotic and peculiar makeup that accounts for the fact that, as a cultural phenomenon, Sephardi Theater has attracted the attention of very few scholars; the most important of them is Elena Romero, who dedicated a few years to its comprehensive description. Her doctoral dissertation2 consists of Romanized (more precisely, Hispanicized) editions of fourteen Ladino plays with notes, detailed descriptions, and other bibliographic materials. Romero has also published a number of articles on Sephardi Theater and a valuable collection of the materials found in most extant Ladino periodicals on the shows performed by Sephardim in the Ottoman Empire.3 Finally, a chapter of her monograph on Sephardi print culture4 offers the first and only overview of Ladino theater.5

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Natural Disaster · Fiction

IU Press Journals Indiana University Press ePub

Paula Simone Campbell

JOSH LOVES TO bake cakes. Whenever he does, he feels that he is doing something good. His favorite part is the frosting; it gives him the chance to make something smooth, perfect. And even if it is not so, any flaw in the frosting can be seen as a beautiful flourish.

In front of him is a strawberry butter cream cake that he is wrapping in a turban of pink frosting. He presses the spatula down firmly as he goes around it. He affixes strawberry slices to the top and sprinkles sugar crystals with the tips of his fingers. It is finished. Spatula still in hand, he stands back and smiles as he sucks on the sugar crystals that got stuck under his nails.

“Yeah,” he nods and smiles contently.

The broiling heat of the 95-degree day is finally dwindling down as the late afternoon sets in. Josh could have spent the day at the beach like most people, but he hates the beach and its unlimited exposure to the sun. The climate-controlled apartment and its access to the oven and baking needs is more than enough.

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2 Forced Confessions: Subject Position, Framing, and the “Art” of Spiegelman’s Maus

Emily Miller Budick Indiana University Press ePub

Subject Position, Framing, and the “Art” of Spiegelman’s Maus

IN CYNTHIA OZICKS The Shawl (1990) subject position is framed in two different ways. While there may be individuals who are wholly disinclined to listen to the story of the Holocaust for whatever reasons, there are also individuals like Dr. Tree, who actively invite listening to victims’ stories. Against such individuals (like us readers, perhaps) the story levels the implicit accusation that to some degree an overly avid interest in the camps, especially in the humiliations and violations suffered there, can well verge on voyeurism. Like everything else that concerns human beings, Holocaust interest is galvanized by psychological forces: wishes, fantasies, terrors, and the like. This is not to say that the investment in keeping alive the knowledge of past events, or even in commemorating victims of violence and cruelty, is not also ethically grounded. Nonetheless, by forcing readers to interrogate their own subjectivities when their hear or read stories like Rosa’s, the novella suggests that in order to be good listeners and good historians we might need to separate out our own needs in relation to the events of the past from the responsibility we have to hear other people’s stories of pain and to keep alive the histories of catastrophic events.

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