Trollopes in the Stacks

Nineteen ninety-two, if not quite an annus mirabilis, was a year "crowded with incident," as Lady Bracknell would say. The repercussions of Gorbachev's fall, the hot war in Bosnia that took the self-congratulatory edge out of the end of the Cold War, and the rise to power of Flem Snopes' grandson illuminated American television sets during the dinner news hour.

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