The Villainous Valet

I recently heard of the following case (minor details have been changed): A patron of a certain establishment gave his car into the care of the establishment’s valet parking service. The establishment’s employee negligently parked the car illegally, and it was consequently ticketed. [When the car was returned to the patron, there was no ticket […]

Abravanel and Dumas On Honor

Some cultures have had (and some still have) curious notions about the relative values of life and personal honor. This is illustrated by the following excerpt of the unpromising beginnings of one of literature’s most celebrated fraternities: THE SHOULDER OF ATHOS, THE BALDRIC OF PORTHOS AND THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ARAMIS D’Artagnan, in a state of […]