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The Washington Read

In an earlier posting I wondered: “Is it a sign of something when, on

picking up a book, you go looking for your own name in the index?”

I’m delighted to learn that there is actually a name for this act: the

Washington Read.

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

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