Apr/May 1999

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(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the whole piece!)

350 Degrees

In the last month, I've been experiencing the house-buying process. My realtor said, "You're going to have to trust me. I'm going to treat you like my own son. I am 100% loyal to you."

Tom Dooley



I don't think it is just me. Indeed, in America, at the turn of the century, it is as if we dream—if we permit ourselves to dream at all—in images from silent films.

Stanley Jenkins



I have a friend who believes that he is guilty of Original Atrocity, but he gives himself airs.

Paul J. Sampson


Altruism: the Real Evil

Altruism is the moral code at the base of socialism. The term "altruism" was coined by the nineteenth century advocate of totalitarianism Auguste Comte.

Joe Duarte