Essay: A Midsummer Night's Dream: the Sequel

^ There has been so much talk of late of the cold war ending and the arms race receding, the whole geopolitical world shifting on its very foundations, that we have had little time to notice how quickly the battle of the sexes has been heating up. These, in fact, are hard times for lovers; in the age of AIDS and the palimony suit, an affair of the heart seems less a matter of chemistry than of medicine and law and politics. The pattern now, it appears, is boy meets girl (or sometimes boy), quizzes on sexual history, comes clean with...

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