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November 07, 2012 02:12 AM

Random Notes on Election Night (1)

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

Circa 8:55 p.m., from a modestly secure, undisclosed location, at which the largest confirmed gathering of Republicans ever recorded in TriBecCa is on high alert. Some New Criterion stalwarts congregate to ponder the future of the land of the free and home of the brave:  will it continue to be free?  Will we continue to [...]

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