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– In honor of the Republican presidential candidates, I have been reading The Plot Against America, Philip Roth’s counterfactual novel in which Charles Lindberg, sympathetic to the Nazis, beats FDR for the presidency in 1940. 206 more words

125 Moments: 031 Désiré Defauw


On February 11, 1943, Edward L. Ryerson, president of the Orchestral Association, announced that Désiré Defauw would become the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s third music director, beginning with the 1943–44 season. 299 more words