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, 53–59; and urban revival- ism, 24–25; and white supremacy, 54–56 Faith healing movement, 60–64 Falwell, Jerry, 20, 141, 169, 189 Farrakhan, Louis, 214 Fauset, Arthur Huff, 28 Federal Communication Commis- sion, FCC (formerly Federal Radio Commission, FRC), 21–23, 39 Finney, Charles Grandison, 24, 59 Flake, Floyd, 92 Frankl, Razelle, 24 Franklin, Rev. Clarence LaVaughn (C. L.), 7, 29, 91; celebrity status, 44, 109; criticisms against Prophet Jones, 72; opulent lifestyle, 44; support for Martin Luther King, Jr. and progressive causes, 32, 44, 240n. 57

life heroes.” She died of cancer at sixty-seven. Advance Obituaries 59 4. Real estate developer Jimmy Zhai was one of the country’s richest men. His company built shopping malls and housing developments all over the Northeastern United States. He was rumored to have connections with organized crime, but the charges were never proven. He loved to receive attention, and newspapers and TV shows often carried stories about his opulent lifestyle. He died at age fifty-four in a speedboat accident. writing activities Choose one of the following topics. A.How do you want to

, who lived very nearby in Pshetslav, was a Polish szlachcic from the “old school” and a rather miserly person to boot. He was not at all fond of his Jewish estate holder’s opulent lifestyle. He really disliked him and decided that when the nine years of the lease were up, he would not renew the contract. Count Ray was born and raised in Pshetslav, knew every Jew in the region intimately and spoke a very passable Yiddish. Incidentally, he was also the son of the old Count Ray, who was the leader of the unfortunate insurrection of 1846, when he was killed by

of an army family posted to a garrison town, although we also glimpse the opulent life-style of the military elite when Osugi visits his Tokyo relatives. Always Osugi is at pains to show us how little freedom was possible in this brutalizing atmosphere, as in chapter 4 when he takes us to the dormitories and playing fields of the military education system.3 The leitmotif throughout is personal freedom—how 2. See, for example, Yamada Seizaburo, ed., Puroretaria bungakushi. 3. Some of the violence and sexual behavior Osugi depicts has analogues in the

would always want to participate. And, of course, under such a system the royalty found that much of the spoil went right back out again to retain the best coaches. But there was plenty of money generated for an opulent lifestyle for themselves as well. Fans loved the athletic competition dearly. But they loved men’s com- petition the most. And they paid the most for that kind of competition. So men’s competition is just what the royalty gave to the people. And coaches of the most popular men’s sports enjoyed the most opulent lifestyle of all. There were lesser

orthodox belief and notable deviations from it, heresy became a worry to established prelates of every stripe, regardless of whether they were members of monastic or- ders or of secular cathedral chapters. Because the opulent lifestyles of the monastic communities had compromised their status, how- ever, these religious orders were poorly positioned to respond to the growing threat. For the reasons already discussed, bishops— allied with a series of powerful popes—were now in a stronger po- sition to meet the challenge of heresy. In the process, they could re- claim a

domestic reform, his real significance for Hungar ian history lies primarily in the splendid and long-lasting intellectual charisma of his personality and epoch. H e was the King wi th the most opulent lifestyle, yet he had the c o m m o n touch in a way that was not remembered of any other monarch. Hence the saying "King Mathias is dead, and justice has gone too!" The Heroic Age of the Hunyadis and the Turkish Danger 85 Mathias the "King of the People" embodied the splendour of the Hungarian nation and the acme of Hungarian power. Thus it is understandable

atop shelves, an antique chandelier—signs of an opulent lifestyle abounded. A number of lightly colored landscape scrolls hung from the walls; two more lay spread out on the floor. Just out- side the window a profusion of bamboo rustled in the wind, cast- ing ceaselessly swaying shadows over the room. S o l d i ers Alive ❚ 1 4 1 ❚ “Now then, my dear Kondò, the world seems to be in quite an uproar these days. What do you think will come of it?” “Indeed, even our old boy Chiang Kai-shek has been mak- ing a nuisance of himself.* I finally went to see him again the other

Liberty, eds. David Bromwich and George Kateb (New Haven: Yale UP, 2003). 12 Voltaire, Romans et contes, eds. Deloffre and van den Heuvel (Paris: Gal- limard, 1979) 384–92. See also Dictionnaire (267) for a similar listing of the Northern tier of countries which “detached themselves” from the “Roman communion.” But here the cause is “poverty,” and the inability of the more impoverished North to support an opulent lifestyle and demands for more money from the Church. The North, in his words, assumed a new religion “at a better price” (meilleur marché), an