Progressive Thinker—-There are a number of highly authoritative lists of the “ten greatest thinkers of history.” An honorable eleventh place should always he reserved for that estimable guest who “thinks he will go home” and proceeds to do it.
WE ONCE worked on a newspaper whose Advice to the Lovelorn column was conducted—and very successfully conducted—by a grubby old gent half smothered in whiskers seemingly fashioned from the stuffing of a horsehair sofa. We know authors who, never having done anything more exciting than crush a cream puff with a fork, write hair-raising tales of adventure on the Burma Road.
In ancient times the maps of Great Britain and Ireland were few, lacking in accuracy and devoid of detail. Ptolemy, who flourished as King of Egypt around A.D. 140, was responsible for the first map incorporating what we now know as the British Isles.By HENRY ASHBERY2 min
SOME people seem to think they are helping to win the war by lampooning Hitler in comic-strip style. That’s a big mistake. You can’t laugh off a boa constrictor. Hitler and what he symbolizes are too grim a menace to be evaporated by ridicule.
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