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Thursday, January 18, 2007 |
( 1/18/2007 10:14:00 AM ) Bill S.
DRINKING THE WATER AND OTHER ACTS OF COURAGE – Read that columnist Art Buchwald has finally passed on, after months of confounding expectations and surviving much longer than anyone expected while in hospice. Buchwald is probably the first political satirist I read beyond Mad and Walt Kelly's "Pogo;" as a pre-teen in the sixties, I spent a great deal of time poring over library copies of his books – collections of humor columns along with reminiscences of his youth as a reporter in Europe – and, though it's been too long since I've read anything more recent by him, the man had an immeasurable effect on the way that I personally view American politics. S'long, Art!