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Book Review: Somewhere Along the Line

What is more American than driving cross-country along winding backroads? Driving on the interstate, of course. Perhaps it’s not as scenic, but its efficiency is unparalleled. Eisenhower implemented the nationwide infrastructure for unity during the Cold War. What he didn’t see, however, was its power of erasure.

Book Review: I Refuse for the Devil to Take My Soul

When Kendall Jenner spoke out about her anxiety, the headlines rushed to applaud her “courage.” Yet to receive proper therapy and continuous treatment is a privilege. However, in the state of Illinois, a $113 million cut in funding for mental health facilities doomed the highly dependent patients to imprisonment. In Lili Kobielski’s I Refuse for the Devil to Take My Soul, we turn to Cook County Jail, a place that currently houses at least 8,000 members of Chicago’s mentally ill population.