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August 4th, 2012 (02:26 pm)
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  • The Naked and the TED
    • A somewhat vicious swipe from Evgeny Morozov in The New Republic at some recent publications under the TED imprint, with a side order of Niall Ferguson-bashing. I know very little about the subjects under discussion. Nevertheless, I share the reviewer's lack of enthusiasm for the sort of technocracy which he thinks is being peddled.
  • The next Lord Raglan
    • I know nothing of the late Arthur Somerset (1950-2012) beyond that he was a leading events manager and that he was disinherited by his uncle, the 5th Baron Raglan, and so would not have inherited the family estates in south-east Wales. Nevertheless he would have inherited the peerage, had he lived; and the next Lord Raglan will apparently have the untraditional forename of Iggy.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/529882.html.


Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: August 5th, 2012 10:24 am (UTC)
Eleventh Doctor

Once again I am reminded of Monty Python, specifically the sketch about the Central European artistocrat with the incredibly long name, which I assumed was just a piece of silliness...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 5th, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)

I don't know that sketch, but randomly looking up early twentieth-century Habsburgs does reveal very long name strings...