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tacocat  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tom Wolfe death: Influential US author of 'The Bonfire of the Vanities' dies at 87

I'm very curious now by the racism after just being satisfied by the yuppies who liked it wrote the headlines answer to my original question




kleinbl00  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The bad guys are all black or jewish caricatures (shylock bad) while the good guys are all either Irish or midwesterners. The basic drive of the book is "New York is being destroyed by a shitty caricature of Al Sharpton and his negro militia while Ed Koch watches the world burn."

tacocat  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm sorry you went through that

As a person with direct Chicago ties but who never actually lived I don't think they get enough credit for being not completely terrible about their own sense of self importance as a city. Reminds me of an AA joke about wanting credit for not committing one crime or another

tacocat  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The idea Sure doesn't hurt to explain Giuliani and stop and frisk