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June 3, 2010

Let the Energy, Natural Resources and Extinguishing the Animals Committee Come to Order

New Yorker Oil Spill Cover

What’s so brilliant about Blitt’s New Yorker Oil Spill cover — in the identification we feel with the animals — is how much it reflects our own helplessness, focuses our rage, and fantasizes that we animals, too, might somehow sit in judgment over the big oil machine.

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