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In an Early Morning Vein

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Some links to kick off your Monday morning:

* Bill Kauffman looks back at Norman Mailer's mayoral campaign.

* Gene Healy analyzes the bizarre, fascistic Depression-era drama Gabriel Over the White House. (For my take on that movie and its imitators, go here.)

* Jeffrey Rogers Hummel explains why "we now have the worst of both worlds: a massive bailout financed BOTH by Treasury borrowing, in order to avoid inflationary pressures, and a monetary base increase, heralding future inflation anyway."

* Simon Jenkins devotes his final column to decrying the sorry state of civil liberties in England.