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December 21, 2012 02:55 PM

’Tis the Season: New Criterion edition

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

As many readers know, one of my hats comes emblazoned with the words “The New Criterion,” the monthly review of culture and the arts whose founding editor was  my late friend and colleague Hilton Kramer.  When Hilton and Sam Lipman started The New Criterion in 1982—it sounds even longer ago to say, “in the last [...]

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