What I (Don’t) Know

One of the foundations of French slander law is a case that took place in the village of La Baffe in the Vosges in 1828, and which was recognized at the time to be very strange, and troubling. The case came before the criminal court (tribunal correctionnel)in Épinal on the morning of February 2nd.[1] The first […]

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1000 Witches Deep

I have over a thousand suspected witches in my computer. It’s not too bad. They were born in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early years of the twentieth centuries, so they should all be dead by now. But I still open my computer slowly, just in case one of them makes a run for it. It’s […]

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