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The Myth Of A Litigious Society

The Real Question Isn't Why Americans Sue So Much, But Why Don't We Sue More

"Why do Americans seem to sue at the slightest provocation?" the University of Chicago Press blog asks. "The answer may surprise you: we don't!

"For every 'Whiplash Charlie' who sees a car accident as a chance to make millions, for every McDonald's customer to pursue a claim over a too-hot cup of coffee, many more Americans suffer injuries but make no claims against those responsible or their insurance companies.

"The question is not why Americans sue but why we don't sue more often, and the answer can be found in how we think about injury and personal responsibility."

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Posted on January 16, 2018

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

On Media Theorist Jean Baudrillard

By SIU Press
How the media presents a distorted sense of reality - a hyperreality.

Posted on January 10, 2018

Life After Workplace Injury

By Arise Chicago
While workplace injury expenses are an employer's legal responsibility, nearly half of surveyed injured Chicago workers had to pay their own bills (41%) or use their own health insurance (8%) to cover injury medical expenses. Workers' compensation insurance paid all or part of medical expenses in only 3% of the cases.

Posted on December 21, 2017

Chicago For Dummies

Your Kind Of Town
Cosmopolitan yet not elitist!

Posted on December 15, 2017

Harvard Students And DOJ Will Find Answers Elusive In Quest To Learn About Admissions Decisions

By Natasha Warikoo/The Conversation
Both inquiries rest on the faulty assumption that admissions decisions are driven by an objective, measurable process that will yield the same results over and over again. It's more human - and random - than that.

Posted on December 14, 2017

Retroactivism In The Lesbian Archives

By SIU Press
Grassroots historiography has been essential in shaping American sexual identities in the 20th century.

Posted on December 19, 2017

Vonnegut's Story Shapes

By Aeon
Master's thesis rejected by University of Chicago.

Posted on December 18, 2017

Memory, Transitional Justice, And Theatre In Postdictatorship Argentina

By SIU Press
Drawing on contemporary research in memory studies and transitional justice, Montez examines the Argentine theatre's responses to the country's transitional justice policies - truth and reconciliation hearings, trials, amnesties and pardons, and memorial events and spaces - that have taken place in the last decade of the 20th century and the first two decades of the 21st century.

Posted on December 13, 2017

Turning Points Of The Civil War

By SIU Press
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln might have been the war's final turning point.

Posted on December 11, 2017

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