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Who is That Masked Man?

Who is That Masked Man?
By January 30, 2007

Louis Schwadron, the 28-year-old actor, writer, and musician—he used to play French Horn in the robe-wearing choral band the Polyphonic Spree—imagines himself an arty Peter Parker, bringing social justice to Metropolis with the help of an alter ego and a … Read More

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“Remember to Keep the ‘Fun’ in Fundamentalism!”

“Remember to Keep the ‘Fun’ in Fundamentalism!”
By January 26, 2007

Mahmi— Every year I look forward to your holiday letter—and every year you do not disappoint! This may have been your best letter since ’79. (Somewhere I still have those pictures you sent of you and your college buddies playing … Read More

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“The Nazis, Too, Imagined a Perfect Human”

“The Nazis, Too, Imagined a Perfect Human”
By January 26, 2007

26 January 2007 Dear Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, In your letter, you claim that both the U.S. and Iran are justice-seeking nations. Justice must have a different meaning over there. Your legal codes place the value of a woman’s life at half … Read More

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“Your Hate for Everything I am Brings Darkness to My World”

“Your Hate for Everything I am Brings Darkness to My World”
By January 25, 2007

Dear Mahmoud (if I may), I thought of you recently. I was at my cousin’s house for a Hanukkah celebration (you know, the Jewish holiday celebrating freedom and liberation from oppression, a topic I know is important to you) in … Read More

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“We Ought to Bomb Your Nuclear Facilities to Dust”

“We Ought to Bomb Your Nuclear Facilities to Dust”
By January 24, 2007

Dear President Ahmadinejad, Your recently arrived letter to “the American People” will get sympathy juices going among some of our journalists and politicians. You invoke honored buzzwords such as “human dignity” and “compassion,” and you talk about “respect for the … Read More

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“I Was Baking Honey Buns When Your Letter Came”

“I Was Baking Honey Buns When Your Letter Came”
By January 24, 2007

Dear Executor of Rhetorical Strategies Designed to Exploit Feelings of Self-Hatred Native to a Whole Bunch of Lefty Jew Americans: Hi. I was reading The Rings of Saturn when your letter came in. Baking honey buns, too. So there was … Read More

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“Your Nation is Held Hostage by Palestinian Arabs”

“Your Nation is Held Hostage by Palestinian Arabs”
By January 23, 2007

January 23, 2007 To: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tehran, Iran Bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim, blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and upon his House, peace. I write in response to your letter dated 29 November 2006 and directed to the … Read More

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“The World is Unthinkable”

“The World is Unthinkable”
By January 22, 2007

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: I received your letter. It is eloquent and sometimes cogent. Even those who will believe you are grandstanding cannot avoid the contradictions in American policy that you note. You know how to push people’s buttons. It’s the … Read More

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