On the danger of dissing Plato…

Blessed are the Shoemakers… nice vignette from John Holbo at Crooked Timber…


  • susan

    Nonsense. Anyone with the moral compass of a codfish can plainly see it is Martin McGuinness’s fault half this man’s shoe fell off. (Or is it that his entire shoe fell half off? )

    Thanks for changing the pace with that (admittedly remarkably low key) anecdote. Makes up for my earlier disappointment that Pete Baker’s thread was analysing “the aftermath of a Stalinist putsch,” and not, as my overworked eyes first read, “the arrival of Stalinist kitsch.”

    I already had my heart set on the his and her Red Army salt and pepper when I realised my mistake.

  • Mick Fealty
  • susan


    That will do perfectly, Mick, many thanks. I do hope there will be plenty of sinister wax figure commandants onboard.