Niall Ferguson’s Christmas present for you: Myra Breckenridge warns the reader!

Before you gather the family around the T.V. to watch ‘Its a Wonderful Life’ with your mugs of Cocoa and that Tree all lit up, Ozzie and Harriet style: (Don’t pretend you don’t know who they are!) be sure to read Niall Ferguson’s contribution to Holiday Cheer at The Times.
Well! Its a burlesque of that Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ re-imagined, or just dragooned, into an American political context. Niall’s literary ambitions are sometimes subject to its maladroit exercise, to the chagrin of his readers.

Merry Christmas,

Myra Breckenridge

 

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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