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That Second Civil War

Young people roll their eyes when those of us now in our seventies talk about the sixties. But that was the decade to come of age in America. In high school it was the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis – we … Continue reading

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In the Dismal Swamp

In Nathaniel West’s 1933 novel Miss Lonelyhearts – yes, a bit obscure – in the chapter “Miss Lonelyhearts in the Dismal Swamp” – that’s meant somewhat ironically – there’s this passage: He sat in the window thinking. Man has a … Continue reading

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