Best American Essays 2012

“The Best American Essays 2012,” edited by David Brooks

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Gore Vidal passed away in July of last year, and Jacques Barzun’s death followed a few months later. If there is a heaven, and if worldviews and cultural paradigms are eternal there, then perhaps those two are again enjoying a wide readership. In this world, though, nothing lasts—certainly not the consensuses that once allowed for […]