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Almanac: January 6, 2008

WWII vet shared POW terror with Vonnegut, Minneapolis Star-Tribune: one of the last survivors of Slaughterhouse Five passes away, Maple Plain, Minnesota.

The Power of Literature: The News That Stays News, Radio National (Australia): Andrew O’Hagan speaks powerfully about imagination (and the lack thereof); the full address is here.

Literature may be entertaining and it may be diverting, but its role in a civilized world is neither for distraction nor diversion, but for engagement: every day is Sorry Day in the world of literature and every day is Humanity Day and Contemplation Day and Tolerance Day and Get Your Finger Out of Your Arse Day.

Obama wins in Iowa Caucus: “We are choosing hope over fear.”

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