Remembering the Indy and C&A | Letters

The Independent | Asa Briggs | English National Opera | C&A | Selfish geneAll thinking people will agree that the print world is a poorer place without what you call the “class act” of the Independent (Editorial, 26 March). It simply doesn’t suffice to “regret its fate” as you say and move on. If Facebook, a triumph of ephemera, has made a killing out of the changes in the print ecosystem, surely a way can be found to channel an iota of its $18bn revenues into preserving the best of the Indy’s print product? The Guardian, as its closest soulmate, should blaze the trail by offering to step into the breach once the funding is guaranteed, and so answer the question “Are you… next?” with a resounding “No”.Benedict BirnbergLondon• Asa Briggs (Obituary, 19 March) sounded like a female name to me as an undergraduate in the 1980s. I loved “her” books and was sad to give up my heroine worship when my tutor Gerry Kearns broke the news to me that Briggs was male. Maybe that explains my fond tolerance for my students who write about Michelle Foucault.Professor Sally SheardLiverpool Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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