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Prufrock: Kay Boyle in Paris, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and the Suicidal West

Well, the Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced, and I am not surprised to see that Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York Magazine, has won for criticism. He does write with great “daring.” Insight? Not so much—which, of course, makes him the obvious choice. Ronan Farrow certainly deserves one for his New Yorker article on Harvey Weinstein. The New York Times also won for its reporting on Weinstein, though their handling of a report on Weinstein a decade ago should have tempered any praise for the paper today.
Remember that First Things article defending the kidnapping of a Jewish boy by the Catholic church? The piece was keyed to the English translation of Edgardo Mortara’s own account of the episode. It turns out that the account may have been altered significantly by Vittorio M…
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