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WHAT’S REALLY WRONG

Admit it: what disturbs you isn’t flaws
within the grand design, not that or this
ironic fealty to effect and cause
within the cosmic lottery. Dismiss
the phony, brief, and adolescent shock
at guns in terra pacis, torrential rain
leveling every last cultivated block –
phlegmatic and dispassionate. The pain
of dull prevention is your sorrow’s source.
By that which reputations circumvent
facile degeneration on its course,
along with sag and setback and descent,
observe brute effort. Read it. Read and weep.
  Admit it. Flip the page. Go back to sleep.


Contents
April 2, 2012    |     Volume LXIV, No. 6

Articles
Features
  • Mitt Romney, the Mormons, and those who hate them.
  • Claims that the GOP is fighting a war on women’ can be made to backfire.
  • It is far from unthinkable that we will have one.
  • Some thoughts on a slippery word and concept.
Books, Arts & Manners
Sections
The Long View  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Athwart  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Poetry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Happy Warrior  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .