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Friday, December 29, 2006

The 100 most influential Americans ever

The Atlantic Monthly has come out with a list of the 100 most influential figures of American history. Lists are controversial by their nature, but this seems like a pretty good one, though I wish the Monthly had linked to a brief historical essay on each of their choices instead of the handful of descriptive lines. That would have been fun.

Of course, most people are appalled by my sense of fun, and would rather go see Bhagam Bhag. What to say now?

And let's not even get into why Faulkner is listed above Hemingway, or why Miles Davis isn't in the list and Einstien is. No list can ever please everybody.
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