Geoffrey Fox

Archive - Month: April 2021

The “week of blood” in gruesome detail

2021.04.29 - Tags:

La Semaine sanglante: Mai 1871, légendes et comptes by Michèle Audin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Michèle Audin has done meticulous research to penetrate the many myths and distortions around “the week of blood”, May 21 to May 28, 1871, the massacre that destroyed the Paris Commune. How many were killed during that week? … read more »

The color of language

2021.04.08 - Tags:

[An old review, re-posted because some of us were talking again about languages.] Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher My rating: 3 of 5 stars This digressive examination of whether and, if so, how a speaker’s language structures his/her thoughts contains two interesting arguments bundled with … read more »