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Rick: And one more thing–”The Call of Cthulhu” was the first Lovecraft story I ever read, so you really nailed that one. Because of this, I’ve always had a soft spot for “the green, sticky spawn of the stars.” Derb: You will be pleased to know that elsewhere the great Cthulhu is rendered thusly: “The Thing cannot be described–there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order.” Sort of sounds like Howard Dean, doesn’t it?

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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