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On Forgetfulness

In "The Idler" (September 1, 1759), Samuel Johnson observed: "Men complain of nothing more frequently than loss of memory."

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The Price of Idiocy

When I was asked to name the contemporary writer whom I most admired, I used without hesitation to say — until he died in 2014 — Pierre Ryckmans, better known as Simon Leys.

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The Way of Che

The Irish Post Office has issued a stamp to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Ernesto Guevara. 

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