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02.9

“9/11: Speaking Out: Norman Mailer Talks to Dotson Rader.” Sunday Times Magazine (London), 19 September. A long, edited conversation between Mailer and his close friend Dotson Rader about the devastating impact of 9/11 on America, the failure of its leaders, and the greed that Mailer feels may be the cause of the American malaise. The piece begins with a highlighted Mailer quote from the conversation: “There’s just too much anger, too much ruptured vanity, too much shock, too much identity crisis. And worst of all, too much patriotism. Patriotism in a country that’s failing has a logical tendency to turn fascistic.” Rpt: Why Are We at War? (03.18). See 03.20.

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