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Earlier Today on the Isle of Manhattoes

Tom Wolfe, looking with alarm at a man who is woefully underdressed.*

*Mr. Wolfe was kind enough to permit us to record Uncommon Knowledge in his apartment–which, however, proved tricky for the camera crew. To give me an obstructed view of Camera #1, I’m explaining here, Mr. Wolfe will need to lean to the right during my introduction. We quickly learned that Tom Wolfe is not only the nation’s greatest living prose stylist but a very, very good sport.