Goldbergs

By Stephen Pollard, June 13, 2007

I couldn't agree more with Clive about the Goldberg Variations. If I was only allowed one piece on that desert island, I think it would have to be the Goldberg (although possibly the B minor Mass or Mozart's C minor Mass).

I also agree with him about Dimitry Sitkovetsky's string trio arrangement, which grew on me, too.

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A proper boycott

By Stephen Pollard, June 12, 2007

The estimable Jonathan Hoffman has come up with an appropriate response to the UCU's boycott vote - this memo to Sally Hunt, General Secretary of the University and College Union.

Dear Ms Hunt

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Genius

By Stephen Pollard, June 12, 2007

David Aaronovitch has an interesting piece today on educating children. It reminds me of one of my favourite anecdotes.

The remarkably accomplished Ron Cass told me how, when he was 10, his father yelled at him in exasperation at something he had done: "How did you turn out to be so stupid?".

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A wonderful day

By Stephen Pollard, June 12, 2007

Today is the twentieth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's seminal speech by the Berlin Wall:

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!

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The BBC and City *ankers

By Stephen Pollard, June 12, 2007

And while we're on the subject of the BBC...Let me flag up this, which a commenter left on a post below.

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BBC at it again

By Stephen Pollard, June 12, 2007

From the Guardian:

BBC Hires CBS veteran to target US.

The BBC has hired the executive producer behind the controversial relaunch of US network CBS's Evening News with daytime anchor Katie Couric to oversee a nightly bulletin aimed at US audiences.

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No there

By Stephen Pollard, June 12, 2007

George Will on Fred Thompson:

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