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24 Nov 2020, 12:23 pm by Sasha Volokh
Here's "Узник" ("Uznik", "The Prisoner" or "The Captive") (1822) by Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837). [read post]
9 Nov 2020, 9:57 am by Sasha Volokh
For Veterans Day, here's "I Have a Rendezvous with Death" (1916) by Alan Seeger (1882-1916). [read post]
26 Oct 2020, 11:54 am by Sasha Volokh
This Halloween, let's do a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Conqueror Worm", first published in 1843 and then incorporated into Poe's short story "Ligeia" when he revised it in 1845. [read post]
26 Oct 2020, 11:54 am by Sasha Volokh
This Halloween, let's do a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Conqueror Worm", first published in 1843 and then incorporated into Poe's short story "Ligeia" when he revised it in 1845. [read post]
4 Jan 2021, 11:43 am by Sasha Volokh
For you Russian readers out there, here's "Она" ("Ona", "She") (1905) by Zinaida Gippius (1869-1945). [read post]
29 Dec 2020, 11:22 am by Sasha Volokh
[In this age of Internet and social media, Emily Dickinson tells us to be as quiet as a volcano.] [read post]
11 Jan 2021, 12:45 pm by Sasha Volokh
[A second member of the small genre of poems pretending to be by the French poet François Villon.] [read post]
11 Jan 2015, 10:07 am
UPDATE: Thanks to commenter rbarthelmess for a pointer to the speech; my brother Sasha translates the relevant passages: We’re fighting a war, not a war against a religion, not a war of civilizations, but to defend our values, which are universal. [read post]
9 Jan 2015, 10:04 am
” My brother Sasha adds, Just goes to show how far French has fallen: “je suis, tu es, il est, nous sommes, vous êtes, ils sont” comes from “sum, es, est, sumus, estis, sunt”, and “je suis, tu suis, il suit, nous suivons, vous suivez, ils suivent” comes from popular (not Classical) Latin “sequo, sequis, sequit, sequimus, sequitis, sequunt”. [read post]
29 Jun 2015, 10:17 am
Every year, I run a legal history panel (“Law as Culture”) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. [read post]
12 Mar 2014, 9:23 am
When the California voters passed Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage and the California government refused to defend it on appeal, the job of defending it fell to the official proponents of the initiative. [read post]
30 Sep 2015, 1:18 pm by Sasha Volokh
The Ninth Circuit just handed down a partial victory for the NCAA in its antitrust case, O’Bannon v. [read post]
18 Aug 2015, 12:09 pm
I’ve posted my new paper, The Inherent-Powers Corollary: Judicial Non-Delegation and Federal Common Law, to SSRN. [read post]
9 May 2016, 12:29 pm by Sasha Volokh
You may have heard about Harvard’s new policy, under which people who join single-gender associations (like fraternities or Harvard’s secretive “finals clubs”, none of which are formally recognized by Harvard) won’t be allowed to be athletic team captains or leaders of student groups and won’t be able to get recommendations for certain scholarships. [read post]