A book of interesting essays.
Reflections on a quote by Lionel Trilling. Discussion of the famous quote -- "No man is a hero to his valet" -- and its famous amendment -- "No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is not a hero, but because the valet is a valet" -- in a context of heroes and villains. Marx and John Stuart Mill. Nationalism. Pomo history. And one nostalgic look at footnotes and their rules.