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owe an apology to readers of my review 'New Adam' (Spectator, January 6), for three inac- curacies in one sentence about Condorcet. The cor- rect title of his last work was Esquisse dun tableau historique des progres de (esprit humain; he wrote it, not in his cell, but in hiding before his arrest; he was not executed, but was found dead in his cell, prob- ably having taken poison. I apologise for this com- plex piece of carelessness.--Yours faithfully.


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