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Affirming the Negative

Americans live on a knife’s edge – everything is a crisis and someone is always out to take your stuff, or your freedoms, or your precious bodily fluids – and that 1964 Strangelove movie captured what Richard Hofstadter, in his … Continue reading

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Once in a Blue Moon

The Republicans should be wary of the full moon – nights of the full moon are notoriously strange, even if you don’t believe in werewolves and graves opening and that sort of thing. Last October, on the night of the … Continue reading

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What It Is Ain’t Exactly Clear

You know the old song – “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.” Forget the rest of the words. Although it became a rather famous sixties antiwar song it was actually about the now forgotten riots on … Continue reading

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And So It Begins

On August 28, 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the most irritating of the big three Romantic poets you had to read in school, eloped with Harriet Westbrook. No one cared. Byron, Keats and Shelley were strange fellows. And on August 28, … Continue reading

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