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The hype cycle replaces aesthetic judgment with something closer to speculative investment in securities.

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Canons in daily life just demarcate the books you can count on other people feeling comfortable about in conversation.

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The new “how to read” books convey a sense that schools are no longer teaching people that skill.

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Nowadays the NYRB is like a gnarled yew in the middle of a field where all the taller trees have died around it.

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A lowered voting age might just be the catalyst to help release our stalled democratic, revolutionary energies.

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Ultimately, the antipolitics of fear would deprive the person of his status as a political, even a social being.

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You open the book. Who are these people? What’s going on? Where is it going?

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Their rarefied verbal music will testify / that many did not have enough to eat.

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To free ourselves, we need to change the very operation of our desires, which the office has duped us into accepting.

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Paul ordered, “Hit him for me,” and Russell punched Jacob smartly in the chest.

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The fifty-year summer of Cody’s ended forever at 8 pm on July 10, 2006.

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Humans can’t fly in Pamuk’s novels, and they don’t wrestle with their secularity in Marquez’s.

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If Gawker Media, as Denton called his business, could no longer market itself as an upstart, then neither could its flagship site.

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Our future, like our past, may be virtually free of oil, and global culture, and many of the social safeguards we enjoy.

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Generalization admits no exceptions and yet the exceptions pop up, often eloquently, to assert their existence.

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February 2, 2009

It was hard to find things to masturbate to if you weren’t ready to admit…that you were a disgusting pervert.

Issue 7 Correction

These men had other aspects of their lives working; now they wanted to “solve” the woman problem.

August 21, 2004

Maybe the waywardness and chutzpah McGreevey showed vis-à-vis his poets expressed an unconscious wish.