E.L. Doctorow

E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015) was an American novelist whose works are noted for their mingling of American history and literary imagination through the interaction of fictional and real-life characters.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
 A Calamity of Heart
This essay, commissioned by " America: Now and Here " curator Eric Fischl, will serve as the introduction to the portfolio of work by the artists participating in the project. Artists in America don’t usually band together. They are independent entrepreneurs of their imaginations. They create...
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Monday, April 30, 2012
Unexceptionalism: A Primer
To achieve unexceptionalism, the political ideal that would render the United States indistinguishable from the impoverished, traditionally undemocratic, brutal or catatonic countries of the world, do the following: PHASE ONE
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Thursday, September 09, 2004
The Unfeeling President
I fault this president for not knowing what death is. He does not suffer the death of our 21-year-olds who wanted to be what they could be. On the eve of D-Day in 1944 General Eisenhower prayed to God for the lives of the young soldiers he knew were going to die. He knew what death was. Even in a justifiable war, a war not of choice but of necessity, a war of survival, the cost was almost more than Eisenhower could bear.
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