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Peter Stothard

Peter Stothard

Peter Stothard is Editor of The Times Literary Supplement and the author of On the Spartacus Road, A Spectacular Journey through Ancient Italy (2010).

Peter Stothard reviews 'Rome' by Robert Hughes

September 2011, no. 334 22 August 2011
There are two sorts of carelessness that a reviewer of history books will regularly see. The first is a minor marring of virtue: a small blot on a show of swashbuckling confidence and command over grand themes, a lack of care for what lesser men may think, arrogance even. We often call this being carefree rather than careless. The critic can correct and admire and move on. The second sort of carel ... (read more)