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And it’s all about the money, isn’t it? Perhaps readers were not willing to pay to read Simon, preferring pabulum from Calhoun and her ilk.p>Thank you for introducing me to this Master of the English Language. I’ve never had much opportunity to see actual theater productions, The Phantom of the Opera in Los Angeles being the last, but Simon’s writing is an adequate, albeit poor, substitute. br> — Bob Johnson br> Bedford, Texas /p>
The amazin’ John Simon penned my all-time favorite movie-review line.
I’m not sure I remember the movie he was reviewing; it may have been Yentl.
But I’m sure I remember his prose: “Streisand, whose ego is exceeded in size only by her own enormous beak….”p>He will be missed. br> — Doug Welty br> Arlington, Virginia
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?