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  • Arts & Letters Daily founder Denis Dutton dies

    Author and academic Denis Dutton, founder of the popular and pioneering Arts & Letters Daily website, has died in New Zealand, his family said Wednesday. He was 66.

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  • "A vegetarian gun-control advocate who opposes capital punishment is fine," he told Salon.com in a 2000 interview. "But what pricks my interest more is the vegetarian anti-capital punishment cowboy who carries three shotguns displayed in the back window of the cab of his truck."

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  • "Whenever you have a pleasure, whether it's a pleasure of sweet and fat or the pleasure of sex or the pleasure of playing with your children, or being in love, that does suggest that there is some kind of Darwinian adaptation that underlies the phenomenon," he said last year in an interview with Radio New Zealand's National Radio.

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