Monthly Archives: October 2014

Some Books I Have Loved

A version of this appeared in the Charleston Gazette a few months back: The Charleston Gazette is publishing short essays called Books I Have Loved. Here is mine: My best friend in the Peace Corps introduced me to John Steinbeck. … Continue reading

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Fox Watching Henhouse in the Case of Coonskin Park

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THE WEASELS IN THE CONSTITUTION by Perry Mann

THE WEASELS IN THE CONSTITUTION “Now I hears talkin about de Constitution and de rights of man. I comes up and I takes hold of dis Constitution. It looks mighty big, and I feels for my rights, but der aint … Continue reading

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HIRAM’S DEMAGOGUERY by Perry Mann

HIRAM’S DEMAGOGUERY Hiram Lewis IV ran against Darrell McGraw, a liberal who protects people from privateers, for attorney-general and lost, but barely. He played many cards that appeal to the emotions of voters and few cards that appeal to their … Continue reading

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A CARPING CRITIC’S FAULTY FAITH by Perry Mann

A CARPING CRITIC’S FAULTY FAITH William Higginbotham, a perennial critic of the Gazette’s religious and political views, in his latest letter is gleeful that he has caught the paper clearly being hypocritical. The hypocrisy is quoting Jesus and advocating that … Continue reading

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NEVER HAS ANYONE SO LITTLE DEFAMED SO MANY by Perry Mann He who lives by the gun dies by the gun. And he dies spiritually long before he dies physically; for worship of power and self above all else is living death.

NEVER HAS ANYONE SO LITTLE DEFAMED SO MANY Oxford University students invited Charlton Heston to speak to them, an invitation inspired without doubt by the students’ desire to hear the views from not only the great but from less acclaimed … Continue reading

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HERDS AND FAMILIES WITHOUT MATURE MALES by Perry Mann

HERDS AND FAMILIES WITHOUT MATURE MALES William Raspberry, a columnist for The Washington Post, relates in a column that in Africa poaching of male Elephants is a serious problem and if continued will bring extinction to the species. In order … Continue reading

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