Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Fine Piece of Writing

It's been too long since we've heard from our friend from across the sea. The wait was worth it:
I've always loved this story, mainly because it contains a fine example of the lost art of understatement, but also for the woman's heroic lack of prurience, a characteristic that was once quintessentially English and is now quintessentially not so."
What was the story, and how does it relate to the day's current controversies? Well, it's a fine piece of writing. Go check it out, and Bravo Bedes!


  1. Thank you for sharing that - love it!

  2. Isn't he something?

    "...adding redundantly but with even viler linguistic impoverishment, "I don't do blame."

    Viler linguistic impoverishment ... I love the descriptions and the many quips. It is a lovely piece arguing for freedom of the press and warning of the dangers we face if and when the government moves to use the occasion of the News of the World's investigative missteps to batter media mogul Rupert Murdoch and implement controls on the press. These are perilous times indeed.

    Nicely done, Bedes.