Three philosophy professors travel to Prague for a conference. One of them, Anderson, is forced to rethink his ideas on ethics when a former student is arrested by the Czech authorities for writing about individualist approaches to morality. Written by
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[on learning that McKendrick lectures at Stoke University
An excellent university, I believe.
You know perfectly well you wouldn't be seen dead in it.
Even if that were true, my being seen dead in a place has never, so far as I know, been thought a condition of its excellence.