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Being Bill O'Reilly

Some celebrities seem born with a natural star power that radiates from them like an angelic halo. Alcibiades had this kind of "charisma" that made him adored even by people who disliked him.

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    Put a Lid on It

    How often we must reflect today that the salt hath lost its savor. At a "reading" at Queens College not long ago, I saw and heard Norman Mailer reading "poems" to his audience. He showed all the innocent delight of a child, and he was well received.

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    Becoming George Orwell

    George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in Motihari, India, where his father worked for the Indian Civil Service as a sub-deputy opium agent in charge of manufacturing the narcotic for transport to China.

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