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2008 Issue

Number 17, Spring 2008

Editorial Committee

  • Ms. Lyndall Nairn, Chair
  • Dr. Will Briggs
  • Dr. Annette Evans
  • Dr. Delane Karalow
  • Dr. Phil Stump
  • Ms. Rosalind Eberhart, Student Representative

The Agora annually presents writings by Lynchburg College students and faculty and includes essays written by students from other institutions that are members of the Association of Core Texts and Courses. Lynchburg College contributors participate in the Lynchburg College Symposium Readings (LCSR) program, which integrates ideas from classical selections with contemporary ideas and issues. LCSR classes encourage students to think deeply about current issues and to become sensitive to the interdisciplinary influence of classical ideas. Contributors from other colleges and universities participate in similar "great books" programs.

Table of Contents

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Editorial: In This Issue…Lyndall Nairn
The Mystery of Points, the Viciousness of Circles, and the Controversy of LinesDanny Cline
Nobility of the Warrior: Etiquette, Empathy, and EmotionTao Tan
Boumediene v. BushJustin Lerche
Muslim Immigration: The Effects of Domestic Policy on Security in the United KingdomConor McFarland
How the English Reformation Produced a Tale of Two ChurchesDavid Sutton
Jefferson and King: Changes for AmericaJames Young
Sexism in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of DarknessHaydar Ali
A Twist of Two Turns: The Protagonist Who Almost WasMon’ica Brown
Lessons from Brave New WorldRachel Moore
Irving and Delacroix: The Use of Beauty to Transcend Time, Culture, and RealityShannon Melchior
The Symbiotic Relationship of Religion and ArtAshley Brown

Personal Responses Written in Senior Symposium

Woodrow Wilson: The Folly in Europe and the Future of Foreign PolicyMark Lee Elliott
Shut Up and Teach!R. Cameron Seay

Biographical Sketches of the Agora Writers