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Remembering Norman Mailer

Remembering Norman Mailer When I was a little queerling (this was fifteen years ago now – okay, twenty…) Norman Mailer was considered the enemy of the gay community; always a macho posturer, Mailer had once allegedly made some offhand comment about how gay men had somehow taken the easy way out by opting not to…

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Wasps & the Republicans

Blogger Andrew Seal considers his recent work with the Obama campaign compared to Mailer’s political analyses in Miami and the Siege of Chicago. Seal is interested in Mailer’s role as Teiresias, prophet of American democracy; thus his reading is examines Mailer’s predictions of Wasp power and the rise (and fall?) of the Republican party.