Jay Nordlinger is an editor of National Review with a great ability to praise the virtuous, to damn the villainous, and to distinguish between the two. He writes an occasional column called Impromptus for National Review Online that is both entertaining and edifying. His column today notes the following:
A great man has died: Aleksandr Ginzburg, the poet and dissident
in the Soviet Union. Famously, he was asked at one of his trials where
he was born:
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