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A Plague on Both Your Houses

Women have always been our cen­sors. Mrs. Grundy was a household word for inflexible propriety a good 30 years before Dr. Bowdler produced his expurgated version of Shakespeare. Times and manners change, and the

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Out of the Closet, Into the Street

For years the editors of Christianity and Crisis have done their best to make friends with the international left, even to the point of adjusting or ignoring in­convenient doctrines. Despite these efforts, The Nation recently took aim at all (not

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Journalism – Neo-Chastity & Neo-Intelligence

In a curiously schizophrenic article in Ms. entitled “The Uses of Chastity and Other Paths to Sexual Pleasures,” Ger­maineGreer, long time radical feminist, agonized over how young women are “jeopardizing their health and fertility with potent medications and mischievous gadgetry”

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Journalism – Highbrow Prattle

Let us praise famous men for their unique ability to talk foolishness and be admired for what they say. Here is Prof. Arthur Schlesinger, lui même, in the Wall Street Journal:

Where Washington seems to regard the East European satellites

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Journalism – Minds Warped or Twisted?

The New York Times Sunday Magazine has produced in print a sentence that unmistakably attests to one of two possibilities: either its editors do not know the meaning of conjunc­tions, a serious grammatical disability, or their liberalism automatically turns their

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Ideology as Prognosis

Village Voice, the chief organ of the radical-industrial complex (a multi-billion-dollar enterprise in left-wing snobbery whose chief products include: mattresses, vociferous anti-Americanism, mink coats, elitist social engineering, rock music, phony populism, instantly disposable footwear, recreational fornication,

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Journalism – A Siskel–of Sorts

Lest it seem that we pay undue atten­tion to the Chicago Tribune’s man in the aisle seat and not enough to his Sun-Times competitor and At the Movies cohort, Roger Ebert, we would like to make amends by providing an

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Neo-Camelot

For years supermarket tabloids have shamelessly made merchandise out of John F. Kennedy by promulgating almost every imaginable shred of gossip or speculation about his life and its untimely end. During the recent revival of Kennedy nostalgia occasioned by

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Physician, Heal Thyself—

That American society is vile, unequal, unjust, and unfair is by now a sort of commonplace, a once-and-for-ever fixed obviousness, as self-evident as the presence of McDonald’s hamburgers and Coca-Cola. The trite naturalness of this characterization has

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The Washington Post’s Weekend Guide

In the Weekend At The Movies section, the Post, that invincible bastion of D.C. journalism, reports on a movie which is:

a decadent, daring film, filthy and full of hard core porn and hard core punks….

The WP’s movie “critic’s”

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Spiteful Babble

The Grenada episode has shown, with crystal-clear unambiguity, that the press in America is not only held in contempt and deeply distrusted, but hated-pure and simply. Why is it so? Perhaps the ubiquitous blab—broadcast and printed—that is churned out with

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Who’s Number One?

In a recent editorial attacking the Reagan Administration’s Central American policies, The Nation demonstrated once again how pro-Soviet attitudes so warp the mind that even such simple mental tasks as counting and adding and subtracting are no longer possible. Opined

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Cock Fight

Last full, a holier-than-thou exercise in breast-beating was sponsored by The Nation and The New Republic; it was designated “Were the Rosenbergs Framed?” As expected, the one-up manship lasted long after the programs were littering the floor of Town

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Andropov Mystery

It was not a letter to the editor, for which a tolerant journal needs not be responsible, but an article, something featured as information, so that its laudable attitude is more than a mere expression of opinion. There we read:

Journalism – Compassion Anyone
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Journalism – Compassion Anyone

Within a social stratum that may be described as very wealthy and very lib­eral, The New Yorker is venerated as the “Sovereign One”–which is the “in” synonym for the Lord in the new lection­ary issued by those charming theologians from

Journalism – Syndicated King Lear
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Journalism – Syndicated King Lear

The jeremiads were not devoid of a certain poignancy. Anchormen and col­umnists filled their “spaces,” both the psychological ones and those allocated to them during the prime time or on editorial pages, without bursts of the most righteous anger witnessed

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Epistemological Chutzpah

One Lawrence Barrett– Time magazine’s senior editor who blew the whistle on Carter’s purloined briefing papers in his book on Reagan and whom Parade, the lowbrow Sunday gossip magazine, calls “distinguished,” “knowledgeable,” and “insightful”–bares his mental acumen for the

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Fideism

In The Nation, whose basic reigning philosophy is–to the best of our knowledge–rigid dialectical materialism, we find a fine example of how smoothly this allegedly scientific and empirical ideology turns into mystical fideism. One Sidney Lens, an intrepid apologist

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Time’s Precision

Time’s shining light in the domain of publicistics, Mr. Hugh Sidey, instructs Ronald Reagan on why and how we should be cautious and measured in flexing America’s military muscle:

Twice in the past four decades we miscalculated, and we had