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Carl Freedman’s “The Age of Nixon”

Between the acts, I’ve been reading Carl Freedman’s remarkable new book The Age of Nixon: A Study in Cultural Power, which was published earlier this year by Zero Books. Reading Freedman is a humbling experience, not only for the degree of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Masterpieces #4: The Candidate (1972)

 With the GOP primaries at this point closely resembling some implausible spoof of the most ridiculous preconceptions about American politics, satirists are challenged more than ever to find new ways of topping an increasingly ridiculous reality. Stephen Colbert’s straight-faced skewering … Continue reading

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