Commentaries - November 2007

Rock & the Right redux

"To argue against rock and roll is now as quaintly irrelevant as arguing for the divine right of kings."

Each little phrase a sub-property (Mailer 2.0)

Earlier I mentioned how dazzled I was when I re-read Norman Mailer's Miami and the Siege of Chicago. I'm still dazzled. I love the way his figures (windy, awkward conceits) run amok. Here's one ... about styles of speechifying:

Second greatest generation blah blah

When did the Sixties really start? Go here and find out.

Darfur now (not later)

Darfur NOW tells the story of how the crisis in Darfur developed and it follows six individuals who in their own ways have worked to try to stop the genocide befor