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Cosmic Indifference

No one remembers the British humorist Jerome K. Jerome – few remember anyone who died in 1927, when dinosaurs roamed the earth – and he was a minor figure anyway. Oscar Wilde was a tough act to follow. No one … Continue reading

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Seeking That Simple Explanation

The Baltimore Sun really shouldn’t have sent H. L. Mencken to cover that Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee, back in 1925 – the one where Clarence Darrow faced off against William Jennings Bryan on the matter of evolution, specifically on … Continue reading

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The Sound and the Fury

Many pretentious and angry young men – and there may be no other kind, save for the infinitely irritating Justin Bieber – commit that passage from Shakespeare to memory: To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from … Continue reading

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