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Vast Right-Hand Conspiracy

One reader celebrates the end of cursive tyranny:

Death of cursive? Thank God! Of all the injustices we left-handers must endure (don’t get me started on scissors), learning cursive in elementary school was perhaps the worst. We were treated like freaks — tilt your paper at a 45-degree angle to get the words to slant properly, smearing the lead with your hand, so on and so forth…

Good riddance to cursive — and in your face Mrs. Thiesing, wherever you are.

Go Tigers!

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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