Journalism's hidden agenda

by Jim Fletcher -- Increasingly, in our relativistic culture, publishing itself has become polluted with lies, bias and propaganda. When I was in journalism classes in college, I was fortunate to have more…

Did it come from outer space?

by Jim Fletcher -- Book reviewers know that King Solomon's assertion that there's "nothing new under the sun" is wildly true. Millions of writers and a finite number of original ideas often more…

Hail to the ... thief?

by Jim Fletcher -- There is still an "Old West" feel to book publishing in America. And why not? We are still a republic stretching its horizons. The American dream is very more…

Mastering the art of the proposal

by Jim Fletcher -- When I was a kid, I was the sort who followed instructions to the letter. I was overly eager to please. When our kindergarten teacher told us we more…

George Washington, a very un-PC president

by Jim Fletcher -- One of my favorite places to visit is Mount Vernon, home of George and Martha Washington. I've been there several times. The beautiful grounds, the history ... it's more…

Books dodge economic doom

by Jim Fletcher -- How heartwarming to learn that, in the midst of the economic equivalent of continental drift, people still want books. While singles and families alike set spending priorities, we more…