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“People: Mailer’s Idea.” No author. (Springfield, Ill.) State Journal-Register, 15 November, 2. Brief item quoting Mailer on the occasion of being named New York State Author by Gov. Mario Cuomo. Mailer urged other states to create similar awards, adding “This idea may be a bummer, but I think it’s worth a try. Now that we no longer have that moribund, decrepit, sad, Third World country, the Soviet Union, to be our evil empire, we have to contemplate the evil empire within our own borders.” See 91.47, 91.47a.