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November 20, 2012 01:56 PM

The Surrealistic States of America

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules


These last couple of weeks I have divided my time largely between talking to clean up crews, insurance adjusters, and contractors who promise, eventually,  to undo the ravages of Hurricane Sandy and restore our house to its antediluvian semi-splendor — “All in good time Mr. Kimball” — and reading Like the Roman, Simon Heffer’s magisterial [...]


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