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Preemptive Explanations

Something was happening. Someone was worried. The press may be the enemy of the people, but the press can be useful. It was Tuesday. It was time for preemptive explanations, so the president actually used the press: Facing the prospect … Continue reading

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Not the End of the World

“Ten years from now we’ll look back at all this and laugh.” Someone always says that when things seem dire, and it might be true. It might even be helpful. No one remembers what the dire crisis was ten years … Continue reading

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Privileged Information

Think of it as a movie. The setting – a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan – a cold and dark and rainy April morning, a Monday morning – the streets filled with reporters. The young and smart and handsome and … Continue reading

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The Air Is Humming

A Broadway musical with singing and dancing rival street gangs was a monumentally bad idea, but that was West Side Story – music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography by Jerome Robbins, and “inspired” by Shakespeare’s Romeo … Continue reading

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Between Moon and Mars

Everyone has to grow up somewhere. Some of us grew up in Pittsburgh, in the raw new suburbs in the hills just north of the city, in the fifties, not far from the Moon and Mars – but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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