People: Thoughts for Today

George Bernard Shaw, 91, enthusiastically endorsed a British organization called the Anti-Women Society (for "men's rights"), though he declined an invitation to join. "I am far too old," said he, improvising his nouns as he went along. "I can only send you this attaboy."*

Omar Khayyam, whose pleasantly fatalistic Rubaiyat was a campus favorite in the '90's, was now the best-selling poet at Smith College. The local bookshop reported further that T. S. Eliot (see Col. 3) was way down in fourth place: he trailed Elizabeth Browning and Kahlil Gibran.

"Unless we behave like raving lunatics, there will not be another...

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