Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Homeless

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” So wrote William Shakespeare (in As You Like It since you ask). On this basis it is, perhaps, less than reassuring to learn … Continue reading

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The Children

There is nothing like a good beginning. Verdi knew this. Take Nabucco, his third opera and first major success, which roars into life from the opening notes of the overture – splendid stuff. Some consider those of his operas with … Continue reading

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Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), is one of the most influential books ever written. In those days importing goods from abroad was seen as bad because national wealth (gold and … Continue reading

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