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Homage To T.S. Eliot

Nineteen eighty-eight is the centennial year of T.S. Eliot's birth, and there is sure to be a flood of tributes to a writer that has changed the course of poetry and criticism and whose reactionary pronouncements on politics and religion have...

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    Who Was Vladimir Nabokov?

    The present essay was prompted, in part, by the newest volume on Nabokov by Andrew Field, the volume which generated hostile reviews from people who consider Nabokov one of the best writers who ever lived, and a favorable reaction from those who...

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    Reinterpreting Philosophy

    To paraphrase a well-known saying, We are all revisionists now! Yet somehow even our revisionists are timid—they wait for favorable winds before they "revise" history, economics, philosophy, and science, then write books about "how it really...

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    Execution

    Vukota Vlahovic said to his mother, "I am a grown man." But his mother just smiled. "You are a boy until you marry. Even then you will be my son." "God be with you," she said, as he walked away without looking back.

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