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November 06, 2012 12:50 PM

‘The most important election since 1860?

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

Thus David Mamet, the acclaimed playwright, who delivered the Manhattan Institute’s annual Wriston lecture last night in New York. The room was packed, and the atmosphere was tense.  There were a few people who agreed with me that Romney is likely to win handily, but many people were worried.  The polls, they pointed out, were [...]

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