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An interesting essay on Don DeLillo and terrorism:
DeLillo seemed prescient not because he predicted the future, but because he focused on history that has all but disappeared from American cultural memory: the terrorism of the 1970s, the red armies and brigades and the various liberation fronts that bombed planes and hotels and gunned down tourists in America and across Europe, the Baader-Meinhof gang attacking embassies, the Irish Republican Army shooting cops, abductions and assassinations by Marxists splinter groups.
And then the New York Review of Books links to two lovely Helen Vendler essays on Elizabeth Bishop and Seamus Heaney.

Meanwhile, in Istanbul, Taksim has been closed and 10,000 police are on duty throughout the city.


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