Boxing (172 miles north of) Helena By Bill Kauffman - April 6, 2010 4 Facebook Twitter Email Print My review of Jason Kelly’s entertaining account of George Babbitt as boxing promoter, Shelby’s Folly, is in today’s Wall Street Journal. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Nightstand Max Picard’s Silence Short On the Difficulty of Civic Friendship and Unity in an Angry Time Short Coffins, Books, and Haunted Nations The Nightstand Re-membering the Body: A Review of What It Means to Be Human The Nightstand “Seventy Years Ago”: A Review of Red Stilts by Ted Kooser The Nightstand More than a Step on the Boss Man’s Ladder 4 COMMENTS Sweet, Bill. My grandson was lamenting on Easter Sunday that there aren’t interesting boxing matches any more. Man, do I miss Carmine Basilio and Rocky Marciano! Kauffman– Why are you writing these wonderful reviews for hire and ignoring your duties to The Porch, which loves you without the corrupting influence of Filthy Lucre? Ha. I read that tonight in the cellulose and ink edition without realizing it was written by the guy they’ve been talking about in the comments to John Willson’s latest article. I liked it. Narrative history is good. Even if the analysis turns out to be no good, we’re still left with an account of what people said and did. And people do the strangest things. Doubling down on a bad idea — could there be some parallels with ObamaCare? We should have a contest on here. In 1,000 words or less, give us the most bizarre and colorful true story you can about your place. Kauffman will be the judge. Comments are closed.