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What Strauss Means to Them

Your cover piece last week, “Defending Strauss” [by Julie Englander, August 24], while up to the Reader’s excellent standards, is simply beside the point. It’s not about Strauss’s own views, but the views taken away by his students. (Marx was not a Marxist, etc.) And a significant number of the Bushies seem to consider themselves […]

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Haymarket Forces

It was great to see your listing of the centenary of the death of John Peter Altgeld (“Eagle Forgotten”) in your calendar [July 26], but unfortunately you repeated a critical error about the Haymarket anarchists. They were not executed “for detonating a bomb and inciting a riot.” The prosecution which railroaded them stated explicitly that […]

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BEZness as Usual

Dear Reader, Didn’t anybody ever tell you “dog bites man” is the definition of Not News? Torey Malatia dumping on Victoria Lautman (Culture Club, September 28) is a repeat of dog bites man. He’s annihilated local talent and decimated diversity on WBEZ so thoroughly, for so long, that it’s not news anymore. The only semi-exception […]

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Service Organization

To the editors: When Craig Bradley [“A Surgeon’s Gift,” August 4] says, “Lots of other doctors are doing third-world work. Ophthalmologists were among the first, treating cataracts,” he’s probably referring to the seva foundation. Seva has performed tens of thousands of cataract operations in Nepal and India. At Himalayan altitudes, the ultraviolet can lead to […]

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Bad Press

To the editors: Julie Phillips (“Boomed Out”) [July 31] seems to have confused me with a magazine article. I’m really not that two-dimensional and black-and-white. Will someone tell her that most editors are more desperate for stuff to fill the spaces between the ads than the Reader’s? Neil Rest N. Clark