Rumpole has tried his last case.
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There’s a particularly funny failure of communication in “”Rumpole and the Primrose Path,” when 3 Equity Court hires a director of marketing. This young woman is a fount of corporate jargon and neo-speak, making her almost impossible for Rumpole, whose favorite bedside reading is The Oxford Book of English Verse, to understand.
Most of Mortimer’s books are still in print, especially the Rumpole series. Mortimer has gone on, and this is sad. Rumpole will argue no new cases. But what Mortimer has left behind is a treasure. A treasure I commend to TAS readers.
R.I.P. John Mortimer, and thanks for the many enjoyable hours spent with Rumpole of the Bailey.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?