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A Candle Burned at Both Ends

COULD THERE BE a more persistent biographer than Nancy Milford? It has been nearly thirty years since she first approached the dragon who stands guard over the memory of Edna St.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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Farewell to Greatness

I'D NEVER REALLY CONSIDERED the way George W. Bush resembles Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island until I read Paul A. Cantor’s brilliant book, Gilligan Unbound: Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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The Last Days of Disco Fries

I HAVE OFTEN PRAYED that one day an authentic Jersey diner would spring up in Washington, D.C. It’s the only thing missing in a city full of trendy bars and expensive restaurants.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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First, Kill All the Economists

WHEN LARRY LINDSEY, George Bush’s top economic adviser, was asked to defend his latest upbeat economic forecast—a return to 3 percent growth by the end of the year and then clear sailing for as far as the eye can see—he cited as corroborating expert witnesses a handful of Wall Street …

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The Battle of Trenton

IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM, young Reaganites imagined there would one day be a sort of apostolic succession from Ronald Reagan to Jack Kemp.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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The Phony Defense Budget War

LAST WEDNESDAY, in testimony before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld fired the latest salvo in his campaign to recast American defense strategy and to rescue the fading hopes for this year’s Pentagon budget.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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Candy Kirn

THIRTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD WALTER KIRN is an uncommon writer—the only American novelist of his generation who has also done serious work as a book critic.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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The Last Boomer

THE NOVELIST JAMES ELLROY once described Joe Queenan as "half-Calvinist, half-nihilist." But, for most of the 1990s, the nihilist seemed predominantRead more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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