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Grim, grim news from England

The grim, grim news from England flows unabated. The rule of the modern robber baron is unchallenged. This morning, for the first time in many years, I listened to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme to hear the news of John Browne’s education review. In a saner world, it would be unthinkable that someone like John […]

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Revealing ellipses

The Chicago ‘rigorous’ method for handling ellipses in quotations (XV 11.57) is the only one that should be acceptable in scholarship. Chicago’s ‘three-or-four-dot method’ permits an incomplete sentence to be presented as a complete one. Thus, as an example, Chicago says that this passage: [A] The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless: […]

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