It is becoming a bit of a windy historical essay -which usually means too long for a blog format. I’m either going to do some ruthless excising of paragraphs or write some more, edit and break it into two coherent parts and try to post them by Sunday.

2 comments on this post.
  1. Lexington Green:

    I vote for two parts, so we get it all. RMN is one of my pet obsessions and I want your take on him.

  2. mark:

    hi Lex,

    Ah, for such a high quality audience I can do nothing but comply. It shall be so.