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George Scialabba

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Artificial Intelligentsia

THE CAMBRIDGE QUINTET: A Work of Scientific Speculation By JOHN L. CASTI Addison-Wesley 181 pages $23 hardcover Steve Allen once created a short-lived television series called Meeting of Minds. A deadpan Allen would introduce four or five guests, in period dress, drawn mostly though not exclusively from the ranks of......
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The Prime Minister of Culture

ERRATA: An Examined Life By GEORGE STEINER Yale University Press 172 pages 25 hardcover A little learning is a dangerous thing, though not nearly as dangerous as a lot of it. George Steiner, for example, would probably write twice as well if he knew half as much. Or better, he’d......