The Corner

Tuesday Links

Dr. Samuel Johnson was born on this date in 1709. Some quotes and history.

How the French Revolution gave birth to the restaurant business.

The first ads for famous books.

The world’s largest onion.

The (court-ordered) unmasking of the Lone Ranger.

Physics of champagne.


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The Great Elucidator

The Great Elucidator

An inspiring one-hour documentary about the conservative public intellectual Thomas Sowell serves as a superb intro to his thinking.