Sometime in the next 24 hours we will be switching European Tribune over to a new layout. This will involve a little downtime and no doubt some teething troubles. Do not adjust your set. - Colman

I'll have to check my Mikes books again, he had a great line about the (British) right and left being equally selfish and tribal, but the right being cleverer.

If you have private education that costs a lot of money, class is permanent. Not because your mind is improved more that in "inferior" education, but because that's where the upper class meet.
(Of course this is bound to happen anyway: they can use débutante balls or Whites only primaries instead. But universal education can make things a bit more equal/level.)

Speaking of "semiliterate millionnaires," some Samurai were famously proud not to know arithmetic.

(PS. Many thanks for referring to the prize as the "Swedish Bank Prize". Not a real Nobel, people. Of course the comedy "Peace Prize" is a real one, so YMMV.)

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Mon Jan 14th, 2013 at 06:17:34 AM EST
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