1970 "Now he realized that the great era of bipartisan plundering of America had begun."
From The Complete History of Adam Panflick Book Nine (in progress)
left our hero scratching his head in the wake of the Duffey Senate campaign
(1970) when logic told him there was a way to win. Now he realized that the
great era of bipartisan plundering of America had begun. There would be no way
to win for decades upon decades.
wrote to his friend Lew and asked what they should do. The result of this
initiative was a decision to continue doing what he had begun to do when they
moved to Stockbridge. Adam printed up some tasteful stationery, headed Network
Associates. He and Lew would build a new network from the ashes of Jonathan's
Wake. Were one capable of taking seriously such an enterprise, there might have
been some future in it. But Adam merely admired the black on brownish writing
paper and nothing ever came of it.
then occurred to Adam that he might get a job in the Berkshires. He drove up to
Pittsfield and walked into The Berkshire Eagle on Eagle Street. A half hour
later he emerged with a job as an assistant to the editorial writer whose name
was Roger Linscott. To call Roger crusty would be a misnomer, but not entirely.
Still, he had the aura of one who could well have shone among the highest
luminaries of his profession, were it not for a scintilla of rejection of the
sacrifices such a path ever entails.
in short, was a person of stature, Gary Cooper-like. All Adam could have hoped
for in a colleague.
situated, Adam contented himself with producing one or two editorials a day,
hardly demanding. One day he wrote a short description of a thunder storm which
had come and gone. He was a bit perturbed to see Roger, ordinarily languid,
burst into his cubicle and exclaim, "Did you write that?"
thrust the page with the piece under Adam's nose.
course," Adam responded, wondering if he was in trouble.
is the best piece of prose I have ever read. It is perfect."
point of this incident is to demonstrate that Adam had little capacity to
determine whether his work possessed quality or not. It was odd. But it was the
case. And predictably the paragraph has been long lost.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…