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Carlin Romano

Carlin Romano is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Ursinus College and Critic-at-Large of the Chronicle of Higher Education since 2000. He served as Book Editor and then Literary Critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years (1984-2009), and as President of the National Book Critics Circle in the mid-1990s. He is the author of America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage, 2012), a 672-page overview of the United States as a philosophical culture, for which he won a Guggenheim. He is also the editor of, and contributor to, Philadelphia Noir, a collection of short stories in the Akashic Noir series. He has been a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism for his Chronicle work, cited by the Pulitzer Board for “bringing new vitality to the classic essay across a formidable array of topics.”

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