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NORFOLK, Conn.—A reader wrote in the comment thread attached to a column now running on Salon and to be posted here today, “What is neoliberalism, anyway?” It’s a good question. Said column used the term… liberally à propos the Greek…

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NORFOLK, Conn.—The Greek crisis reached fever pitch last weekend. As I wrote in a column published Monday, it is baldy political now. Stiglitz put it better in a piece published the same day in the Guardian. Read it here. “European…

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NORFOLK, Conn.—As Howard Austen, Vidal’s other half for more than half a century, lay dying, the great writer sat by his beside and asked him if he’d like to talk. “No,” Austen replied. “There’s too much to say.” Maybe a…