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Sep.25.2012
Scene: Various billionaires gathered at a secret meeting in 1999:Billionaire 1: Okay, Clinton is done. What's the long range plan?Billionaire 2: Bush suggests that we make his idiot son president and Cheney the vice president to tell him what to do.Billionaire 3: How do we benefit from that?...
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Apr.28.2012
Dear friends,      I am pleased to inform you that my novel, Hitler's Analyst, is now available as an E Book. It was originally published online by Xlibris in 2001, and they have just processed it into that form.  As far as I can determine, it can be purchased at...
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Jan.25.2012
 After the 2008 election, some of you may remember that I suggested that the privileged elite had always manipulated the Republican Party to serve their interests. I said that I thought that the McCain/Palin ticket had been engineered by the privileged elite to run (by throwing money around in...
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Oct.26.2011
I have been supporting OWS since the first day. I have been there several times, and I write extensively about it on Facebook, so I have read most of the stuff on it since the very beginning. JFK and Bobby wanted to do away with the Federal Reserve and distribute America's food surpluses to...
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Sep.17.2011
Quite some time ago, I finished a novel called Carraway that I had been working on for years as a labor of love. It tells the story of Nick Carraway's life after Gatsby's death. Matthew Bruccoli (then a member of the Fitzgerald Trust and the author of the Fitzgerald biography, Some Sort of...
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Sep.07.2011
My mother was born in Campbello di Licata in 1902, a village on top of a hill in central Sicily. She was the second youngest of nine children. Her father was the only college educated resident of the village, and he was active in a corrupt political system. I have a photo of the house in which...
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Aug.04.2011
A recent discussion on the message board brought back memories from my youth of a glamorous figure in a time when glamour had not yet assumed the tawdry implications that would later become attached to it.  In 1959, Peggy Lee appeared in an engagement at a nightclub in New York City called Basin...
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Aug.02.2011
During the time of American slavery, the best looking, most intelligent, and most cooperative slaves got to be house servants and were only heard to say one thing, "Yes Massa." I don't think you have to have gone to Harvard Law School to know that those days are supposed to be gone...
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Jul.28.2011
The absolute insanity of the Republican position comes more and more to resemble a movement with racist underpinnings. It seems to me that they're saying that if a Constitutional Democratic Republic is capable of electing a black president, they want nothing to do with it even if that president is...
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Jul.28.2011
       It wasn’t that way at all.  It wasn’t the way you perceived it while it was happening; nor was it as you remember it today.  It was something like this.  I was fifty-seven years old and not yet aware that I was growing old.  I had been a successful playwright and less prominent novelist, but...
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Jul.22.2011
                                                   Arnold Weinstein  By Kenneth H. Brown        Arnold and I were talking about the modern world.  He thought a moment and then said, “History is a thing of the past.”  The comedic surface of that remark, coupled with its profound undertones, was...
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Jul.18.2011
Very odd.  I post blogs, and lots of people read them.  I post stories, and almost nobody reads them.  I thought this was a writers website, not a journalism center.  Read my resume, folks.  I've been there and done that.  I'm 75 years old and have been a published novelist, essayist, poet, short...
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Jul.07.2011
Obama is not spineless.  He is doing exactly as he promised those who made it possible for him to get elected in the first place.   The "reform - change" oratory of his first campaign was a built-in deceit that preyed on an atmosphere in the public arena in which the majority had finally...
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Jun.26.2011
My novel, Hitler's Analyst, published online by Xlibris in 2001, is about to become an E book.  Keep an eye out for it.  The common fate shared by many of being ignored because Xlibris does not advertise applies to this book.  I recently restructured it as a play and presented a staged reading of...
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Jun.21.2011
I am now an old man.  I grew up in Brooklyn in the whitest, most reactionary neighborhood imaginable that has had the distinction of providing more Marine Corps recruits than anywhere else in America for a very long time.  I was one of them.  Needless to say,  I outgrew the narrow boundaries of my...
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