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“Mailer’s Energy Peps Up Union Proceedings.” Article-interview by Peter Aspeden. Cambridge [U.K.] Evening News, 22 October. Mailer criticizes modernity while visiting the Cambridge Union: “All of our achievements are deteriorations of our lives—super highways which take all the joy out of driving, airports which make the air wretched, carpets made out of hostile vinyl fibers which spear into your feet. It’s kind of depressing.”