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Politics: A Not So Beautiful Game

“…at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in literature & which Shakespeare posessed so enormously—I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason…” —Keats, in a letter to his brothers I noted […]

Everything Else is Purple Prose

“The ball is round; the game lasts 90 minutes; everything else is pure theory.” — Attributed to Sepp Herberger The World Cup begins tomorrow. This means, of course, that it’s time for romantics worldwide to abandon themselves to a monthlong orgy of self-indulgence. For most of us, this just means plopping down on barstools before […]