Washington Luigi Barzini, my old pal and the author of so many fine books all written from his aerie above Rome — and his finest, The Italians, he wrote in English — once jolted me by saying, “You Americans talk…

Well now that was quick, wasn’t it? Perhaps now Scaramouche will return to the obscurity he so richly deserves. But not to worry, there are things he can do with his time even if he isn’t working at 1600. There are…

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