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Appeared in: Volume 6, Number 1
Published on: September 1, 2010
The Unreal Thing

The question of authenticity has occupied some of the subtlest minds of the last century. Andrew Potter thinks the whole effort is a hoax.

R. Jay Magill, Jr. is the author of Chic Ironic Bitterness (2007). He is currently writing a book about the intellectual history of sincerity, forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co.
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