Essay: Kennedy Going on Nixon

Sex is worth dying for . . . Sex is indeed imbued with the death instinct. -- Michel Foucault

In Frank Capra's 1946 movie, It's a Wonderful Life, the angel allows the James Stewart character, George Bailey, to walk through his hometown and see what the town would have been like if George had never existed. George is an American saint. When he and his works are rescinded, the town becomes harsh and evil.

Play the same game, with a reverse twist. Wander through American history and imagine what it might have been like without certain sinners -- without, say, men...

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