From The Publisher: Jul. 5, 1993

"THE LABEL ESSAY IS RATHER INTIMIDATING," SAYS Michael Kinsley. "It makes you think, far more than when writing a weekly column, that you need to say something for the ages." Funny, he doesn't sound intimidated -- even though his Essay in this week's magazine does endorse "squeamishness" as a "healthy" attitude for yuppies confronting the servant problem. The rest of the Essay, Kinsley hopes, "will annoy people left and right" -- those on the left because he acknowledges that servants are necessary, those on the right because he recommends such steps as abolition of tipping and uniforms to lessen social distinctions.


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