Poised on the Perilous Point

Poised on the Perilous Point The strategic is more urgent than the urgent by Nicholas Dungan Here, then, at home, by no more storms distrest, Folding laborious hands we sit, wings furled; Here in close perfume lies the rose-leaf curled, Here the sun stands and knows not east nor west, Here no tide runs; we have come, last and best, From the wide zone through dizzying circles hurled, To that still centre where the spinning world Sleeps on its axis, to the heart of rest.   Lay on thy whips, O Love, that we upright, Poised on the perilous point, in no lax bed May sleep, as tension at the verberant core Of music sleeps; for, if thou spare to smite, Staggering, we stoop, stooping, fall dumb and dead, And, dying so, sleep our sweet sleep no more.   In Gaudy Night, the exquisite novel by Dorothy L.… Read the rest

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A New French Paradox?

A New French Paradox? French large caps outrank competitors in corporate citizenship by Nicholas Dungan and Aurore Pasquet Leading French companies are embracing a more complete vision of corporate citizenship than many of their Anglo-American counterparts, yet this remains underappreciated outside France.… Read the rest

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