Mackay decries duelling, gives a brief history
Mackay, as a learned man of the nineteenth century, is quick and stern in his dismissal of duels. He decries them as the brute's means to justice, and regards the duel mania that happened off and on in Europe as a blight on its history. Maybe I'm a bit of a brute.
The Madness of Duelling
The Madness Of Crowds's chapter on duelling's history and single combat in general has begun. Tonight's entry chronicles the chapter's first half.