Vive la France!

It’s the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s historic broadcast to rally the French against Nazi Germany, so here is a special something to mark the occasion. I’m sure it needs no introduction. Youtube won’t allow embedding, but here’s the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KL76edqCKc

… They don’t make ’em like this any more….

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens
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