Michael Dillon. The fallout from the dismissal of former Chongqing Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai continues but the date of the CCP’s 18th Congress, delayed because of the controversy, has finally been announced.
Mark Atherton. J.R.R. Tolkien often regarded his moments of creative inspiration as epiphanies that came to him unexpectedly during moments of concentration, when his mind was elsewhere, engaged in the intricacies of philological scholarship or carrying out his duties as a university teacher. The making of The Hobbit is no exception.