Archive for May, 2006

Bid for the Bod

May 30th, 2006

Some scallywag has put the Bodleian Library up for sale on eBay [via]. The current bid’s �5,000,100.00.

Bloody Hell

May 28th, 2006

Over here.


May 27th, 2006

The Virtual Stoa, five today.

DSW, #150

May 23rd, 2006

Paul Nizan, French communist, novelist and philosopher, born 7 February 1905, killed at Dunkirk, 23 May 1940.

Dead Socialist Watch, #218

May 23rd, 2006

David Lewis, Canadian social democrat; born 23 June 1909, died 23 May 1989.

The A-List: Louise Bagshawe

May 22nd, 2006

Chick-lit writer Louise Bagshawe takes pride in her work: “I write books that have no literary merit whatsoever”. But there’s more to Bagshawe than crappy writing: the claim is often made that she was “the youngest-ever contributor to The Tablet“, my goodness, and she’s also a noted economic analyst, believing, for example, that “With his tax cuts he [i.e. President Bush] has single-handedly pulled America out of the Clinton Recession”.

Dead Socialist Watch, #217

May 22nd, 2006

Charilaos Florakis, Greek Communist; born 20 July 1914, died 22 May 2005.