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          This weekend’s celebration of Ray Bradbury in his hometown brings to mind that other great son of Waukegan, Illinois, Jack Benny.           Benny was already a vaudeville star when…

Published August 21st, 2010 by

          Ray Bradbury is 90 this Sunday.  I wish him many happy returns.  I would also like to thank him for north of 53 years of enjoyment and enlightenment.           …

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          Stephen Budiansky has published a New York Times op-ed critical of localvores’ math.            ‘Local, Schmocal’.  The fuel usage numbers they cite to justify the virtue of eating locally…

Published August 16th, 2010 by

Hubris is not a shortcoming peculiar to any one constitutional form; and the inability to envisage nemesis is modern America’s distinctive failing.  Tony Judt, “America and the World,” New York…

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http://www.marcgunther.com/2010/08/15/social-funds-bp-the-1960s-and-greed/ This may be the single most intelligent article ever on socially responsible investing.

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One of the pleasures of reestablishing my habit of reading The New York Review of Books was discovering Tony Judt. A prolific, gifted writer, Judt’s commentary appeared, it seemed, in…

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‘They don’t make movies like they used to.’ That cliche usually tips a screed on unintelligent, adolescent, scatological flicks in contrast to the Golden Age’s smart, adult, clean cinema. Leaving…

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