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Thomas Mann's popularity has been going the way of the Buddenbrooks
family business. It is in decline.
I first read Samuel Delany's Tales of Nevèrÿon during
the high-geek days of junior high.
As Trent Lott struggled to "repudiate" segregation fifty years after it
was outlawed, about the only point he left out of his incoherent
counterattack is that he was a soul-music fan.
The economy of New York City still reels from the attack on September
11, to which has been added the economic effect of global recession and
Wall Street's sharp decline.
Judgment Day is everyday with Mike Davis.
While Israel's decisive victories on the battlefield and overwhelming
advantage in military force are crucial to its dominance in the Middle
East, perhaps just as important is the success of it
Dinesh D'Souza became a right-wing campus radical at Dartmouth in the late Carter years. His motives should be recognizable to former campus radicals of the other variety.
Last year marked the "twentieth anniversary" of AIDS, a grim occasion, to say the least, that put major US newspapers in an unenviable predicament.
Frederick Seidel of St. Louis, Missouri, is probably the last American decadent--certainly he is the most distinguished.
The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and
generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and
profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame and celebrity perks