October's letter on the Holocaust "industry"
prompted many responses.
What a pleasant surprise to see one of my Dublin sketches published
in the October issue's "Editor's Notess." [
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).
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. [
Responding to an article by Peter Novick, author of The Holocaust
in American Life, an excerpt from which appeared in the June--August/99
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. [
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." [
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...
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
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...
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." [
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. [