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Philadelphia Society and My Latest Podcast

I went to the Philadelphia Society meeting last week. There were some panels, some OK speeches, and some very foolish ones (some so-called conservatives can be almost willfully stupid, I must say). One of the best panels was on "Republic, Democracy, and Empire" and Mac Owens gave the best talk at the event. Read it.

I’m in West Virginia for a couple of days at some interesting events at Marshall University, so I’ll blog light, if any. Ben will post my podcast with David Foster on Huckleberry Finn later today. Be sure to listen to it. Good stuff.

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Your podcast is charming, as usual. I could not grasp Finn when I was young, though I loved Twain and his Sawyer. When I was older and could see Finn through - well, it is the more interesting book.

Peter, what you say about language is - well, I have heard it before (from you) and it is still a topic that rewards thought and was good in this context. I heard recently of a dictionary, the Chamber’s, I think it is, that never drops old words, but just adds new-talk. I have not found it yet, and probably couldn’t lift it, but an historical treasury of words! Doesn’t that sound like fun?

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