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WGBH Forum Network; Virginity or Death!

06/29/2006

Virginity or Death! Katha Pollitt, writer, The Nation In her long-awaited new collection of essays, Katha Pollitt returns with her compassion, Swiftian wit, and complete literary authority turned up to eleven. Would those who denounced the decision to allow Terri Schiavo to die in peace be medically satisfied to be diagnosed by video by Senator Bill Frist? Shouldn't the folks opposed to the teaching of evolution also forgo the benefits of the theory such as flu vaccines? Pollitt has been hailed as one of the most eloquent and persuasive voices in American political conversations of this era.


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WGBH Forum Network
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Virginity or Death!
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3153

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VIRGINITY OR DEATH! KATHA POLLITT, WRITER, THE NATION

IN HER LONG-AWAITED NEW COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, KATHA POLLITT RETURNS WITH HER COMPASSION, SWIFTIAN WIT, AND COMPLETE LITERARY AUTHORITY TURNED UP TO ELEVEN. WOULD THOSE WHO DENOUNCED THE DECISION TO ALLOW TERRI SCHIAVO TO DIE IN PEACE BE MEDICALLY SATISFIED TO BE DIAGNOSED BY VIDEO BY SENATOR BILL FRIST? SHOULDN'T THE FOLKS OPPOSED TO THE TEACHING OF EVOLUTION ALSO FORGO THE BENEFITS OF THE THEORY SUCH AS FLU VACCINES? POLLITT HAS BEEN HAILED AS ONE OF THE MOST ELOQUENT AND PERSUASIVE VOICES IN AMERICAN POLITICAL CONVERSATIONS OF THIS ERA.

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