Monthly Archives: September 2012

Race the servants

Some index entries are even more interesting than the content of the book itself.  The index to Richard Coe’s translation of Stendhal‘s Rome, Naples and Florence (Calder, 1959) contains gems like this for which there are no actual referents in … Continue reading

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America’s real problems

Contrasting attitudes to America’s real problems came fully into view in the Republican and Democratic conventions just held.  They make any forecast of the result of the 2012 presidential election even more difficult, especially as the candidates are currently neck … Continue reading

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