Jonathan Swift

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Why Do We Want to Eat Our Children?

    When constructing his successful satire, A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift assumed most people would find the idea of eating (Irish) babies offensive and disgusting. And, in 1729, he was right. I'm not so sure the same would be true today. Ever heard a parent cradle his or her chubby baby an ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 23, 2012
  • News

    February 17, 2005
  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    Character Assassination

    Playwright savagely lampoons America's appetite for destruction in Betty's Summer Vacation

  • Film

    April 13, 1995

    Not So True Confessions

    The didactic Priest is an overheated but honorable melodrama

  • News

    February 2, 1995