Patrick Leigh Fermor, 1915-2011: scholar, writer, hero. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine
Hello! Long time no blog. Finally, however, a nice article on scholars--especially classicists--playing heroic (if not always Homeric) roles in WWII. Our old favorites BMW Knox and NGL Hammond make cameo appearances here. (Also, Mr. Hitchens, I fear your Horace quote is misspelled. But I overlook that, as long as you say nice things about the classicists.)
BTW, last week Hitchens had an article on Slate.com with a cameo appearance by a naked Maurice Bowra! But most of the article was about Rep. Weiner, so I shall spare us all.