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Letters: Raymond Chandler and climate change

August 04, 2013

Re "Violence linked to climate change," Aug. 2

Who needs data when we have the truthiness of Raymond Chandler's beautiful writing from his novel "Red Wind":

"There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks."

Richard Jackson

Arroyo Grande

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