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  • MajorBarbara on ‘Too Much Succulence’: Perhaps Jackson just assumed any prominent black man must be an American. And that it would be a compliment to Mandela. It's our exceptionalism at wor...
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  • gary morgan on ‘Too Much Succulence’: One example of where political correctness's fine intentions lead can be found when Jesse Jackson met Nelson Mandela on the latter's visit to the U.S....
  • MajorBarbara on ‘Too Much Succulence’: As one who maintains birdfeeders in my yard, I am particularly irked by the purchase of 'Nyjer seed'. It seems it must be spelled phonetically, to avo...
  • MajorBarbara on ‘Too Much Succulence’: Most of the censorship now is political correctness, not sexual suggestiveness; though the two overlap when the cry of 'rape culture' etc. goes up.
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  • ejh on Whose Borges?: "it’s plagiarism if the copyist hopes no one will notice" As, for instance, with the many-more-than-one-hundred instances committed by the chess ...
  • cufflink on At Sotheby’s: This is a second attempt at comment on this blog. The blog is saturated with deja vu and does not take the oil sketch fully, in its aesthetic consider...
  • benscanlon on In Walworth: I am an Australian, albeit one who has lived in the UK for many years. I ran a campaign for stateless 'British Overseas Citizens' for about five years...
  • langsb on At Sotheby’s: Very enjoyable blog post. I go to Sotheby previews in NYC. It's quite a show and very different than visiting museum exhibitions. Far different crowd ...

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