If you don't know my friend Paul's work, you should ad would enjoy it.
He is a polymath and my court of first resort for recondite information. It was he who identified for me and through me to yet another savant, Steven Meyer, the author and basic meaning of the phrase, "specious present." You can look on Wikipedia. That is it for culture today.
Have a wonderful Fourth.
Incidentally, Paul is also one of the prime movers of the Oxford Symposium. it is very worthwhile event the subject of which changes with each biennial event. The papers are good and the discourse worthwhile and amusing. They are always food related whether cultural, ethnic, civilized and about civilization. The symposium iw open to the public for a worthwhile fee. Go on line to Oxfordsymposium.org.uk