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Mark Phillips has contributed to Notre Dame Magazine, Commonweal, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, The American Scholar and other journals. He is the author of a memoir, My Father’s Cabin, and a collection of essays, Love and Hate in the Heartland. He lives in southwestern New York State.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mark Phillips
By remembering how a group of his students mended a fracture over a controversial book, a former college professor finds hope for national reconciliation.