“Writing is hard, even for authors who do it all the time,” offers Roger Angell in his introduction to the everyday writer’s handbook, The Elements of Style.
Angell himself is no stranger to writing, having watched his stepfather, E.B
The essayist George Packer recently outlined what he believes is one of the most pernicious “enemies of writing” today:
“My students have come of age during a decade when public discourse means taking a position and sticking with it.
Catastrophes have a way of fast-forwarding history. After millions of women joined the labor force during World War II to help the United States reach staggering levels of industrial production, attitudes about women and work would never be the same