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is a freelance writer and editor who holds a doctorate in English literature. He spends his free time wandering the wider post-recession American landscape, searching, lantern in hand, for the last honest investment rating agency.
Bracing for disaster in 1990, St. Louisans’ knew that to single out their town for divine wrath would be to invite ridicule. They binge-drank and “pigged out,” secure in the geographical, geopolitical — indeed, cosmic — insignificance apparent to them every day.