Good Grief

Good Grief

James Tate

Poetry has to me never been what I have so often heard called a promblem, and that was so for the simplest of reasons: It was never presented to me as a problem until I was advanced in school.

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Charlie Hebdo: A Christ Befitting the Modern West

Charlie Hebdo: A Christ Befitting the Modern West

Claude Polin

Paris, January 7, 2015: Two men invoking Allah enter the office of a satirical magazine and shoot its staff, employees, and two policemen.

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Clash of the Iconoclasts

Clash of the Iconoclasts

Scott P. Richert

Was the murder of 11 members of the staff of a French “satirical” magazine a civilized act? To ask that question even rhetorically seems absurd.

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  • Conservatives Cry Racist

    Hugh Cadfael | February 26, 2015

    The only thing worse than a leftist screaming “racist” and “hater” because he doesn’t like the facts — oft coming from a conservative source — is a conservative screaming the same thing for much the same reason: facts coming from a liberal source.

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  • A Little List, 1

    Thomas Fleming | February 25, 2015

    A recent comment of Robert Peters (a pleasure, as always, to read) reminds me how remiss I have been in doing my duty as online columnist. If I were a newspaper columnist, this would be the time to write the column that is the literary equivalent of “jumping the shark,” namely, a column on why I am having trouble writing my column.

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