Tunnel Vision


He tries desperately to appear wise and clever to people, taking to wearing all black, sunglasses indoors, holding impressive works of literature in the hope that passers-by will be interested, telling the manager of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris that their essay section is disappointing (despite not having any suggestions on how to improve it).

If this sounds insufferable to you, then perhaps Tunnel Vision isn’t for you.

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“Peace for our time”: the 75th anniversary of the Munich Agreement. September 29th, 1938


In September 1938 Europe was on the brink of war. Britain and France sought to appease Germany, and sacrificed Czechoslovkia. Chamberlain believed that he “had personal influence” over Hitler, and believed him when he said “you are the first man for many years who has got any concessions from me.”

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