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Interesting, sometimes dated. Also fascinating to read something from the era when Poland was in crisis and made headlines.
The center piece of this edition was a superbly written, mostly honest (its sins are omissions) autobiographical essay about poet James Fentons' time as a journalistic stringer during the latter years of the Vietnam war. It's a beautifully crafted essay, filled with honest, sometimes brutal details and confused, smug, Trotskyite doubt. Fenton is an elitist Lefty, whose convictions hit a hard wall once he saw the implementation of the reeducation camps after Saigon fell. He also is a great, reall...