Carol Iannone

About Carol Iannone

Carol Iannone is editor at large of Academic Questions, journal of the National Association of Scholars, and has written on literature, education, and culture for a variety of publications.

Hillary and the Married Deplorables

Hillary Clinton couldn’t resist referring again to her historic defeat while addressing the graduates at Yale last week. This brought to mind her remarks at a speaking event in India in March, which can still rankle. At that time, she declaimed that Trump’s “whole campaign, 'Make America Great Again,' was looking backwards," and

By | 2018-05-27T18:31:22-07:00 May 27th, 2018|

The Good, the Bad, and the Better in Our History

  Today we—or, rather, the remaining sane among us—commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. The official holiday was Monday, disconnected from the actual date of Columbus’s discovery and, as some would now have it, even from the actual event. Today we are called upon to disavow Columbus and

By | 2017-10-13T11:30:17-07:00 October 12th, 2017|

How O.J. Simpson’s Murder Trial Cemented Tribal Politics

O.J. Simpson is slated to be released from a Nevada state prison in October after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for a sports memorabilia robbery. But nobody who thinks of Simpson thinks of his ill-conceived caper at a Las Vegas hotel a decade ago. They think of his role in the

By | 2017-08-11T15:40:02-07:00 August 9th, 2017|

Hillary’s Misogyny Problem (It Isn’t What She Thinks)

Hillary Clinton has blamed her historic defeat in 2016 on misogyny, at least in part. Speaking at Tina Brown’s Women in the World conference in April, Clinton observed of America’s failure to break the glass ceiling and make her its first woman president, “It is fair to say that certainly misogyny played a

By | 2017-08-01T11:59:23-07:00 July 28th, 2017|

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