“Ah! I am a bad man, am I not? I say what other people only think; and when all the rest of the world is in a conspiracy to accept the mask for the true face, mine is the rash hand that tears off the plump pasteboard, and shows the bare bones beneath.” -Count Fosco, The Woman in White
Someone's got to do it.
This latest polemic started at a dinner with my teacher, Jennifer Tipton, and, as often happens lately when we are together, I was complaining. She was, and always