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Backward Progress

To the editors, Re: “Thunder on the Left,” March 29 At first blush it’s difficult not to feel a twinge of admiration for anyone with the intestinal fortitude to go his own way, defying the hobgoblins of his time. To be a communist like Nelson Peery, in a country where four-fifths of the scoundrels have […]

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Nuts to Newspapers

To the editors: So, once again Mike Royko’s hangdog visage adorns Michael Miner’s Hot Type (March 8); and once again Royko is the epicenter of a “flap,” the result of the Great Columnist’s careless sarcasm and the misplaced seriousness of people who take newspapers seriously. In Royko’s favor it should be noted that it took […]

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Can Blacks Be Racist?

To the editors, While taking a Reader critic to task [Letters, March 11] LeRoy Bach emitted some balderdash I simply cannot allow to go unpunished. Following a rather tacky fashion of recent vogue, Mr. Bach gerrymanders his definitions of “racism” and “oppression” to maintain that blacks cannot be racist or oppressive! Since (he arbitrarily asserts) […]

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The Dangerous Dr. Schank

To the editors: Re “Northwestern’s New A.I. Hotshot” Dec. 15 Roger Schank, the Dr. Pangloss of Northwestern U., thinks Chicago “too slow”; he would do well to tarry: Judging by Harold Henderson’s adulatory article, he and his alter ego-tist accept the common fallacy that simulation is reproduction–not that a rose is a rose is a […]

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Music of the Shears

To the editors: This is in regards to Christopher Hill’s “think piece” on Elvis Presley [“A New Way to Be,” August 28]. Affectation is sometimes a profitable thing, when the pretense is earnest and the attitude one pretends to have is of value; it is a way of making dreams come true. But when, instead, […]