NOVEMBER 1998 | Volume 282 No. 5|
In the Kerouac Archive
How did the novel On the Road evolve? What did Jack Kerouac hope the
movie would be like? How did he view the advent of celebrity culture in
America? A trove of unpublished writing by Kerouac will come into print during
the next several years. We offer excerpts, together with commentary by Douglas
Brinkley, the editor of these papers.
The excerpts from the Kerouac archive were available online for the month of November, 1998, only.
Forget concepts like local autonomy, charter schools, and choice. The way to
resurrect schools that have failed is to take power from the principals or
superintendents, and to impose a simple and rigid curriculum. This approach is
being tried in hundreds of places, and it's working.
by Nicholas Lemann
Pre-empting the Holocaust
Artists and writers, philosophers and theologians, have wrung the Holocaust in
a desperate, well-meaning quest for some small drop of redemption. A
distinguished historian of the Holocaust offers this counsel: the quest is
by Lawrence L. Langer