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Very Popular With the Children

By Henry Ehrlich Fans of the movie “Beverly Hills Cop” will remember Axel Foley (played by Eddie Murphy) saying to a criminal as they haggle over money for stolen cigarettes, “These are very popular with the children.” I was reminded of this after speaking with an English journalist who called to ask about the use of licorice […]

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Wheeze Softly: Teddy Roosevelt’s Asthma Reconsidered

By Henry Ehrlich Did Rome fall because Romans drank out of pewter cups that contained lead? Was Mozart poisoned by a jealous, second-rate composer? Was Abraham Lincoln bipolar? J. Edgar Hoover—was he or wasn’t he? I enjoy stories that reexamine history through a contemporary lens. That’s why I was drawn to an article recently in […]

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