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Dan Monaco


Enough of Your Yankee Bloodshed

Emily Dickinson’s Victory comes late— first appears in a letter (absent any contents but the poem) sent to Samuel Bowles, editor of the Springfield Republican, in late 1861 or, at the latest, early 1862:

BY    Dan Monaco
October 18, 2023

The Straddler Review: Raise the Floor

Even among those prone to view the governing structure of economic activity with deep suspicion or, at the very least, resigned dismay, there has generally been a belief that whatever else business does, it undeniably does do what it does.

BY    Dan Monaco
October 14, 2023

Yojimbo and Administration

“Everybody’s after easy money.  Gambling, throwing dice.  Can’t tell whose money is whose.  I hear the sake brewer’s become a silk trader.  Says he’ll pay more than the silk merchant.”

BY    Dan Monaco
October 13, 2023