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The United States seems to interpret the news these days through a prism
of catch phrases borrowed from history.
Three years ago the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost its
seventy-one-year grip on Mexico’s presidency.
In late June, George W. Bush spoke of Africa as a famine-stricken
continent where the people are unable to grow enough food for
George W. Bush’s recent tour of Africa was a series of campaign photo
opportunities dressed up as a diplomatic trip.
Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer
working covertly in a field of vital importance to national
security–and break the law–in order to strike at a Bush Admin
The test of a great nation is whether it has the capacity to own up to
its mistakes and change course for the sake of the country and the
Aha! So Tenet is the guy
Responsible for Bush’s lie
About the Niger A-bomb deal
That from the start was quite unreal.
The Niger lie’s off Tenet’s chest.
I’ve been bashfully mute amidst the chatter over Norman Rush’s new novel, Mortals, because he wasn’t on the modest list of Writers I Know About.
It’s always good fun to see a boy wax romantic over the first girl to
give him a handjob–and if the boy should be a black-hatted Jew, the fun
is only improved.
In 1890 the American feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a
remarkable short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” about a woman–genteel,
educated, with more than a casual taste for intellectual l
Helen Keller may be the world’s most famous supercrip.
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s new book, The Majesty of the Law,
appears at a particularly auspicious moment. As the swing vote on and
author of Grutter v.Herman Schwartz
Publishers, even academic presses, know that the public likes biography
and cater to this taste with a stream of handsomely produced, and often
quite well-written, volumes.
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