Author: john

Crazy Like a (Perfectly Normal) Bereaved Parent: In Defense of Rick and Karen Santorum

By Amy Kuebelbeck Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, have been vilified in recent days for how they handled the death of their premature baby in 1996. Much of the criticism has been uninformed, some of it heartlessly cruel. According to this 1997 story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Karen Santorum underwent fetal…

Do you have the right to tell your own story?

Guest post by James M. DuBois, DSc, PhD Publishing shares something in common with roller coasters: The rewards are strongly and positively correlated with the capacity to instill fright. A group of us recently started a new journal, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research. While we publish some traditional types of articles, our …

Tea time?

With the Iowa caucuses behind us and the New Hampshire primary ahead, let’s take stock of one of the relative newcomers to Washington politics. The Tea Party rose to prominence with President Barack Obama's election and the ensuing fight over health insurance reform. Powered by right-wing grassroots passion and Astroturf big money, the collection of…

Tying in to Tintin

by Becky Clark, Marketing Director Where were you in 2009? If you happened to be in a 7-Eleven, you might have come face-to-face with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The convenience store giant had partnered with Warner Brothers for a merchandising tie-in of Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster movie Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic characters…

Big Ideas

by Dean Smith, Director, Project MUSE One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment. —Hart Crane I first discovered the books of the Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) through a copy of When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore,…

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