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Wild About Walter

To the editors: If Bryan Miller is the Reader’s token right-winger, at least she’s a better writer than her New Yorker counterpart Bill Buckley. But when Don Rose used to profile his candidates in the weeks before an election, he’d explain his campaign connections. Why is Miller so passionate about Dudycz? In particular, why doesn’t […]

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Foreign Language

To the editors: Harold Henderson’s ignorant comment, “What country did you say you were from?” on the welcome fact that Illinois high school students will now receive foreign language credit for learning American Sign Language (City File, October 20), is sadly, typically, indicative of the lack of linguistic sophistication–that is, sophistication about linguistics–in the general […]

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The Good Thief

To the editors: Saint Dima (the Spanish pronunciation), who proved efficacious in restoring to Achy Obejas her stolen property (Our Town, December 12), may be more recognizable in his traditional spelling, Saint Dismas. Known by this name since the mid-fourth century Acts of Pilate, he is the Good Thief crucified with Jesus, as told in […]