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Sidharth Bhatia, 13 February 1992

No Full Stops in India 
by Mark Tully.
Viking, 352 pp., £16.99, November 1991, 0 670 81919 0
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... writing obituaries of Indian democracy, the latest such occasion being the assassination of Rajiv. Mark Tully, the BBC’s man in India, is completely different from his peers. For one thing, he has been there for a long, long time: he came out in 1972 and has stayed on, except for a short while when the Indian Government asked him to leave during the ...

What do we mean by it?

J.G.A. Pocock, 7 January 1993

The Cambridge History of Political Thought: 1450-1700 
edited by J.H. Burns and Mark Goldie.
Cambridge, 798 pp., £60, August 1991, 0 521 24716 0
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... the universe of facultés de droit as they were in 1700 and doubtless will be in 2000, and of Mark Goldie, whose examination of ‘the reception of Hobbes’ (Chapter 20) is carried out in the English context with mention only of Pufendorf and Leibniz outside it (of course, a good deal about Hobbes in the Netherlands has already been said by Malcolm in ...

Roaming the Greenwood

Colm Tóibín: A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition by Gregory Woods, 21 January 1999

A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition 
by Gregory Woods.
Yale, 448 pp., £24.95, February 1998, 0 300 07201 5
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... wept; And for Patroclus stern Achilles drooped; And not kings only, but the wisest men. The Roman Tully loved Octavius; Grave Socrates, wild Alcibiades. Then let his grace, whose youth is flexible, And promiseth as much as we can wish, Freely enjoy that vain light-headed earl, For riper years will wean him from such toys. ‘The sight of the ...

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