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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Dead at 89

Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has died. She was 89.

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The Nuclear Option — FLASH: Atticus Finch Is a Racist

So it turns out a half century on that Atticus Finch — America’s fearless moral compass on matters of race, our Moses of The South — got old and turned into just another crotchety Archie Bunker, barking about blacks, white outsiders and the meddlesome federal courts.