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"Sow doubt, stir outrage, fabricate conspiracies and cause national havoc": Chris Lane looks at the origins of modern political bullying.

Chris Lane's op-ed in TIME magazine casts a light on Norman Vincent Peale and Roy Cohn and how they've inspired Donald Trump's campaign..

Freshman Luke Peterson, a student of Jay Grossman, talks about his musical response to Harriet Beecher Stowe

Inspired by "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Harriet Beecher Stowe’s seminal work, Luke Peterson, a first-year student in Associate Professor Jay Grossman’s “Big Books” seminar, crafted a short blues composition titled “Feelings of Living Property,” a nod to the novel’s fifth chapter in which the title character is brutally sold from one slave owner to another.

McCormick's "Northwestern Engineering" features Martin Mueller's summer "Engineering English" initiative.

The Fall 2015 issue's article "D●rty W●rds: Eng●neer●ng a L●terary Cleanup" looks at the project to use machine learning to correct glitches in digitized historic texts.

Brian Edwards considers the fate of the American century

Two articles in Salon.com by Brian Edwards reflect on right-wing rhetoric, exceptionalism, and the destruction of the American century