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Stan the Man Musial died a week after no one was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame, due to performance enhancing drug suspicions. Here’s a nice essay by Paul Greenberg on “A Gentleman and a Ballplayer”.
Robert Bork died late this year. He was a distinguished scholar. One of his many distinctions included having a last name as a verb form – “to bork”. The good judge was borked by Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy during senate hearings on his nomination to the supreme court.
The late senator from Chappaquiddick claimed, “Robert Bork’s America” was a place where “women would be forced into back alley abortions and blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters.” A more circumspect Biden would wait 25 years before claiming they would be seated in chains.
Here’s a link, sent by another Hitchens fan, to a speech he made to the Christian Academy in Texas.
“Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.”