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Abigaille’s Party

Abigaille’s Party Nabucco, dramma lirico in four parts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Temistocle Solera, conductor Daniel Oren, director Daniele Abbado, Royal Opera 23rd January 2022, reviewed by Leslie Jones According to the Metopera guide ‘What to Expect from … Continue reading

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Manilius – Three Caesars in one Text?

Portrait of Tiberius MANILIUS – Three Caesars in one Text?(i) By Darrell Sutton Imperial titles in the ancient Roman Republic had diverse origins. They appeared on coins and in the prose and poetry of Latin writers. Caesar, at first a … Continue reading

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Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter Peter Longerich, Wannsee: The Road to the Final Solution, first published as Wannseekonferenz: Der Weg zur Endlösung (2016), translated by Lesley Sharpe and Jeremy Noakes, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2021, Notes, Bibliography, Appendix, Index, ISBN 978-0-19-883404-5, reviewed by … Continue reading

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Res Publica

  Res Publica Bill Hartley, on community assets A recent newspaper report claimed that more than 11,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels have closed in Britain over the past two years. Clearly lockdown will have played a part, though doubtless some … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, January 2022

ENDNOTES, January 2022 In this edition; Stuart Millson on composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor When one thinks of English music, one thinks immediately of Edward Elgar, or Ralph Vaughan Williams: figures who represent a very rooted, ancestrally-determined Englishness. Few people realise, however, … Continue reading

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Canon, to the Right of Them

Canon, to the Right of Them Colonialism and Modern Social Theory, Gurminder K Bhambra & John Holmwood, Polity, 2021, 257 pp, hb, reviewed by Leslie Jones The toxic legacy of European colonialism and imperialism underpins the “populist ressentiment and rejection … Continue reading

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THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK LEXICON

THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK LEXICON, ed. James Diggle et al., Vol. I A – I; Vol. II K – Ω, Cambridge, 2021, $84.99. Pp. i-xxiii, 1;1529, reviewed by Darrell Sutton Sophists in ancient Greece employed figures of speech in formal addresses … Continue reading

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Soul on Ice

Soul on Ice Mark Wegierski recalls a rare victory over “political correctness” In April 2007, the Canadian media were convulsed by the allegation that Shane Doan, the captain of the Canadian team at the World Ice Hockey Championships, had uttered … Continue reading

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Some Suggestions for Canadian Conservatives

Perhaps the Canadian social conservative think-tank Cardus could eventually evolve into serving a similar role in Canada.

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Number Four, Shock and Awe

Number Four, Shock and Awe Bill Hartley in bingo world They say all roads lead to Mecca but in Leeds you first have to go through the bus station. Location is a key feature with Mecca Bingo, most of whose … Continue reading

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