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  • The Greatest Generation? What Malarkey!

    The Greatest Generation? What Malarkey!0

    With due allegiance to persons and places, it is only right that we should love and respect our parents and grandparents. But we can do this without canonising the World War Two generation as the greatest, a piece of excessive sentimentality and sloppy thinking if ever there was one. The phrase was coined by the

  • When Books Die, All at Once

    When Books Die, All at Once1

    Never has the stock market soared higher nor the supply of affordable books been cheaper. Lucky or cursed, let us examine the latter–about which T.S. Eliot asks a great question but falls short in his reply. I confess, I adore them. I thrill to their touch; my heart is aroused by their scent. If old


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