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A New Confederacy of Dunces

Graduate school is absurd and graduate school in English doubly so, and concentrating on Early Eighteenth Century British Literature, specifically on the lesser-known works of Jonathan Swift, triply so – but it had its moments. Now and then a string of … Continue reading

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Fat Old Men Chasing Ghosts

It’s just not funny anymore. Sometimes that’s hard to accept, and that’s certainly the case here in Hollywood, where the whole point is to make a lot of money – but Airplane II was not as funny as wildly successful … Continue reading

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The War for the Soul of America

Duke University was a pleasant enough place in the early seventies – they called it the Harvard of the South and those ivy-covered gothic buildings did give the campus that sort of feel. Durham was fine too – a sleepy … Continue reading

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And That’s That

Everyone likes being let off the hook at the last minute – someone else was assigned the unpleasant task, final exams were cancelled, or way back when, in the draft lottery, your birthday came up way late in the draw … Continue reading

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Racing Along

Colin Powell should know better – “evidence” is not a verb – but what he was getting at early this year was clear enough: There’s also a dark – a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Mysterious Silence

At the far end of East 52nd in Manhattan – at 450 East 52nd Street to be exact – you’ll find the Campanile – built in 1927 and once home to the Rothschild’s, the H.J. Heinz’s, Rex Harrison, Mary Martin, … Continue reading

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White-Out

It’s best to come of age when then nation is coming of age too, but that’s a crap-shoot – you don’t get to choose when you were born. It’s just that coming of age in the sixties was, as they … Continue reading

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