More Noted Things
Tim Burke,"Some Teaching I Have Known," Easily Distracted, 28 May, is the first in a series of posts in which Burke takes up the charge by ACTA and Erin O'Conner (and scroll down) that teaching has been"politicized."
The government of Romania has returned ownership of the 14th century Bran Castle to the Hapsburg heirs. Commonly referred to as the home of Count Dracula, Bran Castle was probably visited by Vlad the Impaler, the model for Dracula, though he never actually lived there. Thanks to Dale Light of Light Seeking Light for the tip.
Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley, a film about the early twentieth century Irish rebellion, has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Finally, Lyndon Baines Johnson analyzes Gerald Ford's economic policies. Hat tip: Big Tent.
Jonathan Rees - 5/29/2006
It's a nice place, I was there a month ago. What the BBC article is missing is that the Romanian government will lease it back so that people can still visit. I also recommend Brasov if anyone's in the area.
Manan Ahmed - 5/29/2006
dude! he is like, my hero! and he has a blog!