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Biology, Culture, and Persistent Literary Dystopias

December 03, 2004 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

At one point in the classic movie version of The Wizard of Oz, Bert Lahr asks: "What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the ape in apricot? What have they got that I ain't got?" The answer, for Lahr's Cowardly Lion, is "courage." We ask, albeit...

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