Y’All Can Kill That Mockingbird Now

With Harper Lee on deathwatch in 2014, we reviewed the metapolitics and general phoniness surrounding the phenomenon of To Kill a Mockingbird.  This began as a blog-post, then essay, in 2010, conceived after a correspondence with Lee’s biographer. I’ve shamelessly repurposed the material a few times. Here it is in its canonical version: One of…

My Hell of a Home Town (Spectator, 10 Aug 1996)

MY HELL OF A HOME TOWN Margot Sheehan feels she can tell the truth about the city where the Republicans are convening. She comes from there THE REPUBLICAN National Convention will descend on San Diego, California, next week. A political convention starring Bob Dole will make for some very slow news days, I expect. So…