“They are a very factious people, and hard to rule.”
Lord George Lyttelton, “Letter to William Lyttleton (1759)
We have a new resident on our street. I have yet to meet her, but am told she is a young professor recently decamped from New York City. I had no reason to doubt this information, but my conviction was the other day deepened by the two political placards she promptly staked in her front lawn. One sign announced her intention to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket, the other her sympathy with the aims of Black Lives Matter.
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