Correspondence

Taking the Tenth

A year or so ago, a concerned citizen asked Carl Fox, our district attorney, to listen to 2 Live Crew's nasty album As Nasty as They Wanna Be. Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of the Duke English department had just argued in the New York Times that the album's lyrics were a valid expression of the vibrant folk culture of African-Americans, but our D.A. wasn't buying it.

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