Yesterday afternoon, my literary agent called with terrible news. Terry Teachout had died hours earlier. I had to sit down. I couldn’t believe it. My agent also was Terry’s agent. In fact, Terry was the one who had introduced us years earlier at a book party. Now Terry was gone at age 65. For those unfamiliar with Terry, he was the drama critic for The Wall Street Journal and a tireless essayist who cranked out gorgeous pieces on the arts—high culture and low…

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