Category Archives: Baum (L. Frank)

Hillary Will Be Cast as a Witch

Prepare to see Hillary Clinton cast by the GOP in the role of the Wicked Witch of the West

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Sarah Palin as Dorothy

Sarah Palin’s attraction in part lay in the way that she seemed to be a reincarnation of MGM’s Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Wizard of Oz, America’s Greatest Fairy Tale

“The Wizard of Oz” is the quintessential American fairy tale, with roots in a 19th century depression.

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Oklahoma Tornado Recalls Dorothy’s

The Oklahoma tornado recalls literature’s most famous tornado in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

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Analyzing Loughner’s Booklist

Like much of America, I am still in a state of shock over Saturday’s shooting of a Congresswoman, a judge, and 16 others. Like many I wonder if this was an example of a disturbed mind encountering the inflamed political rhetoric that has come to characterize American political discourse. (Add Arizona’s permissive gun laws into […]

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Dreaming about Ozma of Oz

After reading my post on how we can examine our favorite children’s classics to gain self insight, my colleague Barbara Beliveau in the St. Mary’s economics department mentioned how much she enjoyed L. Frank Baum’s second Oz book, entitled The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904), when she was growing up. This was always my favorite […]

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