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Bush

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On December 1, 2018
President David Cop-A-Feel is dead. We are going to see a lot of liberal lament for Bush now that he is gone. Heck, we even see that for his terrible son now that Trump is president. But let’s not forget that Bush Sr was part and parcel of the move of the Republican Party to […]

McCain

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On August 25, 2018

John McSame has died. Any decent obituary of John McCain has to be as much about the media fawning over him as about the man himself. This was a not a good man and yet no one was more lionized by the

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V.S. Naipaul, RIP

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On August 11, 2018
The great writer and Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul has died. Naipaul could be controversial and I sometimes thought his portrayals of non-whites could actually be near-racist themselves, especially the Africans in A Bend in the River, a book the critics loved more than I did. On the other hand, 1961’s A House for Mr. […]

Schultz

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On July 5, 2018

Ed Schultz is dead. I will grant Schultz this, at a time when the media completely erased the working class from television, except for insipid stories about why the white ones keep supporting Trump,

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Milos Forman

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On April 17, 2018
As you may have seen, Milos Forman has died. Ultimately, his career is defined by a couple of great movies, followed by a series of solid but not spectacular Hollywood productions. Nothing wrong with that. My ranking of his films: 1) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 2) Loves of a Blonde 3) The Fireman’s […]

Alfred Crosby, RIP

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On March 16, 2018

There aren’t a lot of historians who deserve what some might see as hyperbolic language. By and large, most of us just build on each other, slightly shift a literature, and contribute to the bro

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