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Death of The Meme

Jonah, the e-mails you summarized confirm my fears: overpraise of Lilliputian talents (Chesterton, Rand), stuffing major talents in Lilliputian slots (Naipaul, Bellow, Waugh).

None of this is as newsworthy as Sheik Yassin. But people will be reading Naipaul long after Yassin is forgotten.


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Stalin Dies Again

Stalin Dies Again

A crazed cult of personality or really good acting? Restored footage shows how the Soviet Union reacted to Uncle Joe’s demise in the doc State Funeral.