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Smiling Serpent Hillary; East Timor as the Next Kosovo

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The Smiling Serpent If you thought comedy was dead, you obviously haven’t heard of Strobe Talbott, the State Dept.’s factotum where Russian affairs are concerned. The Strobe used to be a Time hack, a man who took, and continues to take, himself extremely seriously. The reason I find him so funny is simple. There is [&hellip
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A Cure for Love Rats; All About Anna; Eichmann’s Memoirs

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  Love Rat At first I thought it had to be the greatest news since the discovery of penicillin. Scientists are on the verge of finding a cure for those who cheat on their wives and girlfriends, i.e., love rats. Research on rats–pun intended–has shown that a genetic tendency to infidelity can be reversed, and [&hellip
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The Anti-Meanness Movement; The Reform Party’s Future

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The King of Mean A couple of years ago I happened to see an article in the Utne Reader that listed the 10 most “progressive” cities in the United States. One of the cities making the cut was Portland, ME. This gladdened my heart. I was about to move to Portland part-time, and, as an LBJ Democrat, I thought [&hellip
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The Seniors Tennis Circuit; Worshipping Mammon

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  Tennis Balls Along with “The Girls in their Summer Dresses,” “The Eighty-Yard Run” is my favorite Irwin Shaw short story. Christian Darling’s memory of his broken-field run as he walks along the grass where he played 15 years earlier is a magical moment in fiction. Although Darling’s run was only in practice, all the [&hellip
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Reds Were As Bad as Nazis; Dating Hell

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The Red Menace I remember it as if it were yesterday. I had a drink with Lee Radziwill, back then married to Stas Radziwill, the Polish nobleman, and she brought along a rather good-looking fellow whom I recognized immediately. It was 1965 and Warren Beatty did not have that extreme pulled look he does nowadays. He was quite polite [&hellip
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Stinky Parisians; Stalking Tina

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One Wedding & A Funeral First the wedding, and a very pretty one it was. Princess Alexia of Greece, 33, the eldest child of ex-King Constantine of the Hellenes and Queen Anne Marie, married Carlos Morales Quintana, 28, a Spaniard and a commoner. The wedding took place last Friday in London, and every crowned head of Europe—and just as [&hellip
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