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December 31, 2012 12:00 PM

The incompatibility of Obamanomics and human happiness, Christmas edition

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

As this ghastly year wobbles towards its sorry, cliff-surrounded end, most of us will be looking for little shreds of consolation. P.J. O’Rourke, writing in today’s Wall Street Journal, offers just what we’ve been looking for: some observations that are both funny and wise.  His piece is in the form of a letter to the [...]

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