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*I read Greil Marcus’s “Lipstick Traces” in a college seminar with the catchy title Subversive Practices. The class was taught by a youngish female professor, whose name I’ve forgotten, and attended by mostly arty, liberal leaning girls. There was at least one male student, a young republican with military ambitions, who was taking the class to better understand his adversaries. I don’t remember what else we read and doubt the class was helpful in regard to military tactics but I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for Mr. Marcus ever since.