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I was thinking of following up my post on Stargate SG-1 with my long-contemplated disquistion on Qui-gon Jinn: The Essential Man.
Where we in Italy would, at the most, say to the _cameriere_, "_Portaci una tazza di caffè_," and think ourselves lucky to get it, he lures the London waiter to invite a disquistion on the precious berry.
Here follows a disquistion on "the Roman problem for the American thinker"; the last passage gives her conclusion: –
I just stumbled across the text of today's speech by Jean-Claude Trichet (pdf), the head of the European Central Bank, expecting a heady, technical disquistion on how the financial crisis is affecting European economies and just what he intends to do about it.