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The Plot to Destroy Nixon

The Plot to Destroy Nixon

In his new biography Being Nixon: A Man Divided, Evan Thomas concedes a point....

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Was the Civil Rights Movement Really Necessary?

Was the Civil Rights Movement Really Necessary?

“But then there’d be no story.” That was my mother’s singsong refrain...

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All This I Had Forgotten

All This I Had Forgotten

Everyone supposes that he is the world authority on his own life, especially on...

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More Mailer

More Mailer

One of those self important, so called pundits once asked Norman Mailer if fascism...

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Annoying Encumbrances

Annoying Encumbrances

Yesterday a young man asked me to recommend a must-read book, the one that meant...

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Is it a Hate Crime to Call Madonna a Shriveled-Up Old Hag?

Is it a Hate Crime to Call Madonna a Shriveled-Up Old Hag?

Geriatric whore Madonna, that Italian slut who sucked and fucked her way to the...

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2014: The Year the Liberal Narrative Exploded

2014: The Year the Liberal Narrative Exploded

The only thing worse than a man is a white man, am I right? They start off as...

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The 14 Most Annoying People of 2014

The 14 Most Annoying People of 2014

For even the most mildly sentient among us, living in the modern world is like...

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Peshawar Forever!

Peshawar Forever!

When, a little more than 45 years ago, we arrived in the city of Peshawar from...

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The Despot Within

The Despot Within

The late Jean-Claude Duvalier, better known as Baby Doc, played only a small part...

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Grandma’s Arsenal

Grandma’s Arsenal

I used to think that no one would ever again smell like my grandmother: that is to...

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Boko Haram and the Indelible West

Boko Haram and the Indelible West

When I arrived in the city of Maiduguri nearly thirty years ago, everyone was away...

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Creatures of a Day

Creatures of a Day

Yesterday a young woman who was unknown to me except at third hand died. She was...

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A Childhood in Athens

A Childhood in Athens

It is common for aging men, worn by the long years of drink and skirt-chasing and...

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