What’s in a name?

We invented a nonexistent Plan, and They not only believed it was real but convinced themselves that They had been part of it for ages…

– Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

The appellation of this nascent blog, Il Piano, is homage to the incredible trove of intellectual ideas and literary allusions originally entitled Il pendolo di Foucault, a 1988 novel by Italian professor and philosopher Umberto Eco. Il Piano, or the Plan, is a central theme of the story, and encompasses a wealth of witty analysis and commentary that we can only hope to emulate here. #

adh,  kjk