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Letters: October's letter on the Holocaust "industry" prompted many responses.

image: Departments headerArtistic expression What a pleasant surprise to see one of my Dublin sketches published in the October issue's "Editor's Notess." [ MORE ]

No closet Cobb fan here Not everyone is as enthusiastic about the architecture of Henry Ives Cobb as you seem to be ("Cobb's Other Buildings," October/99). [ MORE ]

image: October 1999 coverWhadda the odds on this? For 20 years, I lived with the certainty that I was the only U of C person whose professional interest was sports betting. [ MORE ]

Surprising and distressing Responding to an article by Peter Novick, author of The Holocaust in American Life, an excerpt from which appeared in the June--August/99 Magazine... [ MORE ]

In rebuttal About the only positive thing about the letter entitled "Holocaust as political industry" is finding that Pat Buchanan did not attend the University of Chicago. [ MORE ]

Calling into dispute Giraldi and Taylor assert that the "Holocaust industry" in America is seeking, through its discussions of the Holocaust, to "make concrete what might otherwise become dated and ephemeral." [ MORE ]

Discredited claims P. M. Giraldi and J. K. Taylor argue from the premise that "the Holocaust is hardly unique in the 20th century" to the conclusion that "most invocations of the Holocaust are cynical and bogus" attempts to "justif[y] special breaks not only for its survivors... [ MORE ]

The real world The article "Uncommon Callings" by writer Kimberly Sweet and photographer Dan Dry (June--August/1999) was confirmation that real people do exist and undertake interesting tasks as part of the University's mission. [ MORE ]

Folk Festival reaches the big 4--0 The 40th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival of Traditional American Music will go on the boards in Mandel Hall February 4--6... [ MORE ]

Inspirational translation Long ago, when I used to have a part--time job in Swift Hall, I would pass a Latin inscription that, roughly translated read "Blessed is he who has not seen but has believed." [ MORE ]

Reader, can you spare some time? I wanted to thank all of the U of C alumni who responded to my request for their memories of Hyde Park for my work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [ MORE ]

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