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Grateful Appreciation

I have been getting expressions of concern from kind readers. This is very touching; I offer sincere thanks to all, and I think I am up to date on individual e-mails. There is really no great cause for alarm, though. I posted a generic thanks-cum-elucidation with my last TakiMag column (below the fold here, though some editor changed “retailing” to “detailing”) and shall bleed no further in public.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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