Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Jul 2010, 11:14 a.m.

(I Say, While Reading About Zombies)

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2010 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Last night I was told that if you read Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France side by side with Paine's Rights of Man you get two different perspectives on the French Revolution and it's really cool. When I say this it sounds like I'm recommending putting pop rocks in your Diet Coke, doesn't it.


16 Jul 2010, 22:33 p.m.

Apparently you get the same stereophonic effect from Hilary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety and Simon Schama's Citizens, although I've yet to read the latter. Also for Paris in the 20s, Hemingway's A Moveable Feast and Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

Also for the Revolution, this and anything else...