The media in disaster bifurcates. Some step out of their usual “objective” roles to respond with kindness and practical aid. Others bring out the arsenal of clichés and pernicious myths and begin to assault the survivors all over again.
There are amazing writers who can make converts of even the most staunch opponents of verse.
In asking Chomsky what I thought was a provocative challenge question, I’m afraid I gave Cohen too much credit.
I wandered around, and thumbed through the remaindered bestsellers and out-of-date guidebooks, when I came across The Magical Key. This particular edition had the illustrations by Maurice Sendak and its afterword was by W.H. Auden. What was this book?