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James McWilliams

James McWilliams’s essays have appeared in Harper’s, the American Scholar, the Paris Review Daily, the New York Times Book Review, and the New Yorker online. He is the 2009 recipient of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities and is a professor at Texas State University. He’s currently writing a biography of the poet Frank Stanford. 

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Take ‘Em Down

Fall 2017 | Essays

1. Without their torches and semiautomatics, the alt-righters appeared aesthetically adrift. They had their gloves and flak jackets but, lacking the accessories wielded in Charlottesville, their domineering image suffered. Perhaps this is why they [...]