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November 07, 2012 12:07 PM

The Morning After

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

“I’m worried we’re suffering from the Pauline Kael effect,” a friend told me early last night when the mood was still convivial. I don’t think that’s it exactly.  When she got the news of Richard Nixon’s victory, Kael is said to have expressed astonishment: How can he have been elected? I don’t a single person [...]

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