Strange Bedfellows by Carol Rawlings Miller

By: Boynton/cook  09-12-2011



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream”

William Shakespeare “St. Crispin’s Day Speech,” Henry V

Barack Obama Keynote Address at the Democratic Convention 2004

Arnold Schwarzenegger Keynote Address at the Republican Convention 2004

Olympe de Gouges The Rights of Women

Sojourner Truth “Ain’t I a Woman?”


President George W. Bush

Presidential Remarks, Barksdale Air Force Base

Presidential Address to the Nation

Susan Sontag Comment, The New Yorker

Melissa Byles “Open Letter to Susan Sontag”

Wilfred Owen “Dulce et Decorum Est”

Erich Maria Remarque Excerpt from the novel All Quiet on the Western Front


Jonathan Swift “A Modest Proposal”

Leonard Lewin Excerpt from the book The Report from Iron Mountain

Unsigned Articles from The Onion

“Talking to Your Child About the WTC Attack”

“More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed with Youthful Tendency Disorder”

Ira C. Herbert of Coca-Cola “Dear Grove Press”

Richard Seaver of Grove Press “Dear Coca-Cola”


Rudyard Kipling “The White Man’s Burden”

H. T. Johnson “The Black Man’s Burden”

Neil Young “Alabama”

Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama”

Warren Zevon “Play It All Night Long”

Clive James “The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered”

Anne Lamott “Jealousy,” Excerpt from the book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life


Orhan Pamuk “My Grandmother,” Excerpt from the book Istanbul: Memories and the City

Joseph Mitchell “The Old House at Home,” Excerpt from the book Up in the Old Hotel

Richard Rodriguez “Aria” from the book Hunger for Memory

Amy Tan “Mother Tongue”


Scott Russell Sanders “Under the Influence”

Anonymous “Alcoholism”

Seneca “Asthma”

Joan Didion “In Bed,” Excerpt from the book The White Album

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