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Classic Decline

Classic Decline

New York America’s diminished intellectualism has made this interminable election period...

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Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

The story so far: Old Blighty has been hit by a scandal of major proportions. People in hi...

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Even Billionaires Get the Blues

Even Billionaires Get the Blues

NEW YORK—“Oligarchs brace for a downturn,” screams a New York business headline,...

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Dodgy Brooklyn

Dodgy Brooklyn

Peggy Noonan was a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and is a graceful essayist and good Cath...

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Pickup Lines

Pickup Lines

In No Man of her Own, a 1932 black-and-white beauty, Clark Gable, playing a big-city shark...

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Unhappy Days are Here Again

Unhappy Days are Here Again

NEW YORK—The war on terror, as the most inarticulate man ever to inhabit the White H...

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In Praise of Older Women

In Praise of Older Women

When I read that actor Robert Wagner had had a four-year-long affair with Barbara Stanwyck...

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Bells Are Ringing

Bells Are Ringing

The party’s over, it’s time to call it a day. They’ve burst your pretty balloon and ...

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

GSTAAD—Walking up mountains is not only healthy, it gives a man time to think. In fa...

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A Visit to Walhalla

A Visit to Walhalla

REGENSBURG—The mighty Danube begins in the park of the Furstenberg Palace and flows ...

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Where Have All the Dragons Gone?

Where Have All the Dragons Gone?

“Goblins and devils have long vanished from the Alps, and so many years have passed ...