Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

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Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills, who teaches American studies, writes about the cooperation between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats who have formed a coalition government in the United Kingdom on the World Policy Institute's Web site; Mills contrasts the political cooperation they are exhibiting through humor to what he says is “missing these days in American political life: a sense of proportion and gentleness.” Also, in an opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Mills writes about the liberal guilt he feels motivated Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's Attorney General and Democratic contender for Senate, and Joseph J. Ellis, author and college professor, to lie about their military experience during the Vietnam era.