Carlin Romano, J.D.

Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Carlin Romano, Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and Literary Critic of The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-five years (1984–2009), is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Ursinus College. A former President of The National Book Critics Circle, Romano is the author of America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), a 672-page study of philosophy in American life. The New York Times Book Review, in a front-page review, described it as both “ambitious" and "convincing," "an encyclopedic survey of the life of the mind in the United States.” Romano is also the editor of, and a contributor to, Philadelphia Noir (2010), a collection of short stories in the Akashic Books noir series.  

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