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Poe and the Publicity Hounds of Hell

Poe and the Publicity Hounds of Hell

Oct 30 2007

As Halloween is the antithesis of All Saints’ Day (November 1), kindly allow me to beat John Zmirak to the punch-bowl and reverse his custom

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The Dollar Sign or the Cross: Which Faith Will Save China?

The Dollar Sign or the Cross: Which Faith Will Save China?

Sep 05 2007

In Beijing I had a friend and confidante, an academic who was a Communist Party member, and a Buddhist. In the capital city of what

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How Gatsby Skinned His Head

How Gatsby Skinned His Head

May 06 2007

What fresh Hell is this? A mere seven years after Boris Yeltsin’s Pink Elephants were dispossessed of Russia’s nuclear football and something approximating political and

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Yeltsin Rest in Peace

Yeltsin Rest in Peace

May 01 2007

Boris Nikolayevitch Yeltsin, Russia's first democratically elected head of state, has died.   At least twice in his years of power he begged the Russian people