I've written for academic journals. I used to write a regular political
column for my local weekly paper and now occasionally write other opinion
1999 my writing turned more self-consciously personal. I wrote several
essays, often touching on political topics -- the personal does turn
out to be political, after all -- but my general purpose was to reflect
on my own life rather than make political points.
events drew me back to more traditional political
pieces. I'd like to get back to this, though.
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