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The Brainiest Club in the World

Michael Wheeler— When John Wilson Croker, First Secretary to the Admiralty, wrote to Sir Humphry Davy, the leading British scientist of the day, on March 12, 1823, he continued an earlier conversation with him: “I will take this opportunity of repeating the proposition I have before made to you about

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Sex, Power, and London

The researcher Alfred Kinsey came to London in 1955 “looking for sex,” according to Frank Mort’s Capital Affairs: London and the Making of the Permissive Society, and he was surprised at what he found. The amount of commercial sex on public display on the streets astounded him. Close to the

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