Been carrying this around for a month but forgot to post. It truly tickles my fancy. Topic "deterioration" of manners/civility. Financial Times column title (Richard Tomkins/09.13): "A Dearth of Manners Will Not Bring Western Civilization to Its Knees." The priceless quote: "People used to be frightfully polite but somehow also found time to exterminate a sizeable chunk of mankind."
Sorry, Miss Manners.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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