Friday, April 29, 2005

Catching up on back issues

I'm always catching up on back issues of something. In this case, The Spectator. In the 5 March number, Piers Paul Read not only recommends that the next Pope should be Cardinal Ratzinger, he predicts it. Most of our predictions are only recalled when they're wrong and even then only when we've put a fiver on them. He ought to get some sort of credit for going out on the prognosticatorial limb and picking a winner. So this paragraph is it. You can read his spot-on opinion piece here. But, alas, only with a paid up subscription. (I'd recommend the print edition; but the e-version is cheaper.)