"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Update and placeholder
Having been preoccupied with work and work-related distractions, I find myself behind in posting these past two weeks. Look for a batch of updates this weekend on various topics, including some of the recent political controversies at Hampshire College.