Magazine December 31, 2018, Issue

Holiday Revisions

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From “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” words and music by Frank Loesser, with revisions and amendments by the women’s-studies department at Bard College:

I really can’t stay (I respect your personal agency in this matter)

I’ve got to go away (I will do nothing to obstruct your safe departure)

This evening has been (I’m in listening mode)

So very nice (I appreciate and honor your empowerment)

My mother will start to worry (She’s right to, it’s not a safe world for women)

My father will be pacing the floor (I hope not in a patriarchal, cis-male way)

So really I’d better scurry (I respect your choice)

But maybe just

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Letters

Letters

Readers weigh in on Allen C. Guelzo’s “The Great War’s Great Price” and Kevin D. Williamson’s “Pillars of Fire.”
The Week

The Week

The worst part about getting coal in your stocking isn’t the indignity; it’s the notice of violation from the EPA.
The Long View

Holiday Revisions

From “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” words and music by Frank Loesser, with revisions and amendments by the women’s-studies department at Bard College…
Poetry

Poetry

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