Archive for May, 2006
The Virtual Stoa, five today.
Paul Nizan, French communist, novelist and philosopher, born 7 February 1905, killed at Dunkirk, 23 May 1940.
David Lewis, Canadian social democrat; born 23 June 1909, died 23 May 1989.
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”.