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Remembering “The Book of the Grotesque”

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I returned to the office Saturday from a reporting trip to read a week’s-worth of the four English-language newspapers I follow. The fat was back in the fire, what with the so-far anonymous whistle-blower and President Trump’s July 25 telephone conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Having watched a couple of hotly-contended soccer games on television while in Europe I had been thinking about referees and what we expect of them. What caught my attention in those couple of hundred pages of newsprint I read yesterday were the lofty claims in which the various stories were situated. I always wince