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Christopher Hitchens: the last 1930s liberal

My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, anyplace, anytime. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line and kiss my … Continue reading

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“Sinatra Has A Cold”: New Journalism and Gay Talese

Gay Talese’s “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” published in April 1966,¬† has one of the best back stories in journalism. Talese travelled to San Francisco to interview the great music legend for a profile piece. Sinatra,¬†approaching¬†50, out of popularity, growing … Continue reading

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Welcome to my obsession

In a moment of honesty I once said to a friend that, “I would rather have strong and powerful prose than rock-hard abs.” Funny as that is, it is true. Ever since I was a teenager reading George Orwell under … Continue reading

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