Saturday, 3/7/20

Running links from the New York Times. Lots about the Coronavirus.

Better reading in Leo Damrosch’s The Club: Johnson, Boswell and the Friends Who Shaped an Age. …We’ve all been members of a club, a regular post run coffee group, lunch, or dinner regulars. Johnson’s club might be the greatest ever. By invitation only, all members must agree. Samuel Johnson group met for dinner, drinks, and talk every Friday night at the same place. It included James Boswell, Edmund Burke, Josiah Reynolds, David Garrick, Edward Gibbon, and Adam Smith. …Yes, just heterosexual old white guys. Presumably misogynist, racist, homophobic, etc.

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