Norah Vincent

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  • 14 years ago

    MTV turns 20 years old this month. And, though this may seem to anyone over 40 like an anniversary that only the brain dead and developmentally arrested could possibly have cause to celebrate, it is in fact a noteworthy cultural landmark. MTV chan...

  • 15 years ago

    Who says the writings of French academics are impenetrably abstruse? People who haven't read French philosopher and Sorbonne professor André Comte-Sponville, that's who. His new book, A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues, is any anti-decon...

  • 15 years ago

    In that twisted, idiotic world where Clarence Thomas is the Antichrist, Jesse Jackson must be God. And in that same nasty irreality, where Thomas is known as Hitler, I guess Al Sharpton is FDR. Sounds like a board game, doesn't it? The puerile, th...

  • 15 years ago

    We have a right to expect consistency in scholarship. Integrity, honesty, good faith—without these qualities we have only more fiction. Of course, there are those who say that historiography is, in some sense, fiction, for it suffers from the...

  • 15 years ago

    Animal rights isn't just for tree huggers and ecoterrorists anymore. Nor is it merely the foolish consistency of Seattle-style demonstrators who—or so an insider told me—once complained to their fellow complainants that dressing up in sh...

  • 15 years ago

    There is one point on which pro-abortion and anti-abortion advocates agree: We should be trying to prevent the births of unwanted children, mainly because such children are more often abandoned or abused, and as a result, more often become involve...


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