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Adam Bernstein

Lurid tales of 19th-century New York have always captivated me. They destroy the illusion fostered by generations of politicians of a better, cleaner America before (take your pick) Stravinsky, ragtime, jazz, rock and rap hastened our moral collapse. The New York Times today offered this marvelous woebegone account of a deadly obsession.

By Adam Bernstein |  September 19, 2007; 10:39 AM ET  | Category:  Adam Bernstein
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