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The Magical World of African Journalism

Living as we do in a racist society that acts like white people are the greatest thing sin...

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Milking the System

Last week I was invited by internet to sign a petition asking the British prime minister, ...

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The Disco Triplets

The popular new documentary Three Identical Strangers recounts the famous story of the New...

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Remembrance of Vulgarities Past

We flatter ourselves that our lives are as continuous and coherent as a film, and that we ...

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Cobbe portrait of William Shakespeare

All the World on Stage

Henceforth, apparently, the major theaters of Dublin are, as a matter of principle, to com...

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Turgenev by Repin

A Measure of Greatness

This year is the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, and on the whole the commentary th...

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Happy Fourth of July, You Wonderful Country!

It has become fashionable to equate the French and American Revolutions, but they share ab...

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Street-Corner Semantics

The cover of this week’s British Medical Journal is emblazoned with the words “Sex wor...

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Letters

Why is the World Getting Dumber? Jim Goad’s article of 18th June: ‘Why Is The ...

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Notes From a Messy Study

The ambition of a friend of my wife’s is to die with her house tidy. I have a similar am...

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A Narrow View of Things

Intellectuals are often shortsighted, failing to see what is before their very nose. Their...

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Elizabeth Holmes

Blood Simple

Once the reelected Obama administration gave the okay for the diversity industry to begin ...

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Obit Snit

We are enjoined to say nothing ill of the dead—the recently dead, that is, guidance bein...

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Philip Roth

Wolfe and Roth: A Look Back

The deaths this month of literary giants Tom Wolfe, age 88, and Philip Roth, 85, illuminat...