Monday, March 12, 2007

Two nations warring

We've taken some shots at the New York Review of Books over at Open University, and justifiably so. The NYRoB's law and politics offerings are predictable at best, dreary at worst.

But it does do pretty well with history, quite often.

New in the NYRoB: a delightful Julian Barnes review of a delightful-sounding book on the English-French rivalry-- an object of special interest to those of us who live in an Anglo-French (Franco-Saxon?) city, in a province and country that have been given their shape by that rivalry.

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