Danielle Charette

  • Freedom and Pleasure

    This film review of Lady Bird and The Florida Project was first published on Tocqueville 21. ● Tocqueville’s observations on raising girls in the United States come with a cruel volte-face. At first, he writes…

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  • The Belle of Amherst

    Critics have been trying to rescue Emily Dickinson from her Amherst attic for a long time. Over the past half-century, scholars have sought to debunk the characterization of Dickinson as New England’s most notorious…

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  • Demagoguery and Poetry

    Long before Donald Trump, there was the homegrown demagoguery of Robert Penn Warren’s Willie Stark. All the King’s Men turns seventy this year, but Warren’s best-known novel seems as prescient as ever. As Governor…

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