For Marvin Bell
Friends, colleagues, and admirers celebrate Marvin Bell in his 84th year....
Tom Lutz is the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His latest book is Born Slippy: A Novel. For more, go to tomlutzwriter.com
Once upon a time, not too long ago, America saw itself as exporting ideals of democracy and progress, welcoming foreign students into our universities and sending them home wiser not just in engineering and chemistry and medical science, but in ideas, ...