Dan Rottenberg quoting Luke is cool! His sneer at J.D. Salinger’s refusal to hear a global bell ringing for his attention in Cornish reminds me of a recent spat in the Inquirer—over giving a front page obit to the recluse and a simultaneous back of its page to Howard Zinn.
Let him who is without Zinn raise another Stein to reclusivity. Let 2010 be Zinn’s year. Give another high school teacher a copy of his People’s History. By 2050, perhaps, the American masses will acknowledge their true friend.
Patrick D. Hazard
February 3, 2010
Sargent watercolors at Brooklyn Museum
4 days ago