January 9, 2014
SO DEREK LOWE WROTE TO THANK ME FOR LINKING ARTHUR LEFF’S Memorandum From The Devil. “That, I have to say, is a wonderful piece of writing, and it deserves to be more widely known. I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed an article more; it’s the sort of writing that you’d like to use as an example and say that the point of an education is to be able to experience the fun of reading it. Did you have Leff as a professor when you were at Yale?”
Alas, he died just before I got there, but through his writings he was still a big influence on me. And yeah, that’s one terrific piece.