I, personally, would characterize John Stuart Mill as the consummate intellect without a soul.
Richelieu’s influence on Louis XIII isn’t as negative as they say. He did, after all, found the Académie Française.
It is rather pretentious to rebrand the Harvard comma as “the Oxford comma.”
Louis XV’s Après moi, le déluge was eerily prescient. The French Revolution, after all, did end in the Reign of Terror.
The problem of modernism isn’t its aesthetics; it’s that only the erudite can fully appreciate it.