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"If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented."
"I have interviewed scores of school kids about this and they are always emphatic that it has nothing at all to do with hostility to homosexuals"
“Should we really say that a display that everyone likes and that isn’t stirring up trouble, because the offended minorities are too powerless to make trouble, is for that reason constitutional?”
"The poem is inspired by Henry Darger’s work rather than demonstrative of it–a distinction, I think, of some importance. Like a Warhol or Lichtenstein, Ashbery’s Girls on the Run reimagines the naïve, illogical, sexy worlds of our childhoods–the realms we shared in comic strips, coloring books, nursery rhymes, games–in order to recreate an innocence that once felt true, but which now, as the book illustrates, is long since lost."
"What if Hitler and his helpers had been successful in their aggressive striving for world power? A new exhibition in Berlin attempts to answer this question in part by looking at the devastating architectural consequences Hitler's success would have had"