Books: Montaigne with a Brogue

MR. DOOLEY REMEMBERS—THE INFORMAL MEMOIRS OF FINLEY PETER DUNNE— edited by Philip Dunne. 307 pages. Little, Brown. $5.95.

If U.S. bartenders love to sound off on politics, the blame can be put squarely on Mr. Dooley. It has been more than 30 years since this genial bartender with the rich Irish brogue dispensed his political wisdom in the nation's newspapers, but it still has a round, rich taste. In those days, Mr. Dooley was called the "wit and censor of the nation"; and his creator, that hard-drinking, fun-loving Chicago newspaperman, Finley Peter Dunne was the...

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