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In my previous post I described Adam Smith’s first visit to the Théâtre-Italien in Paris, which took place on a Sunday (March 2, 1766). As it happens, Smith has quite a few things to say about the theater–and about actors, … Continue reading
During his nine-month sojourn in Paris in 1766, Adam Smith most likely found time to enjoy many of the famed diversions of the metropolis, including the royal gardens of Paris and the fair of Saint-Germain. Among other things, we know … Continue reading
Note: I am now ready to resume my “Smith in the City” series on Adam Smith’s fateful year in Paris (1766). Enjoy! * * * Another aspect of Paris that must have caught Adam Smith’s attention was the market in … Continue reading
In addition to the letters of Horace Walpole and Madame Riccoboni, I am also reading the following texts as part of my researches into Adam Smith’s life in Paris: James Bonar, editor, A Catalogue of the Library of Adam Smith … Continue reading
I have been reading the correspondence of Horace Walpole for the years 1765/66 as part of my researches into Adam Smith’s life in Paris. (Walpole’s first visit to Paris coincided with Smith’s second.) Walpole, a prolific and witty letter writer, … Continue reading
Happy Mother’s Day from Mexico City!
Pictured below is mi esposa Sydjia being serenaded at La Cantina Tenampa, next to la Plaza Garibaldi, where we celebrated our wedding anniversary (10 years!) and one of our favorite spots in Mexico City. Bonus videos: three different versions of … Continue reading
On Calle Republica de Cuba.