As a good monk who would never think of calling anybody or anything an offensive name must say that I am truly offended by Wallace’s use of the word retarded, not once, but twice. At the bottom of the first page it says, Cambridge Companion Online c Cambridge University Press, 2006. 2006? Weren’t we all practicing political correctness at that time. I once kew a “retarded” child growing up. Nobody made fun of him and we all accepted him. That awful label immediately turned me off to Wallace and I hesitated to read further. Guess what? He said it again on page 37. I don’t think much of a person like this. He’s such a baffoon. There, I said it. As a man of the cloth I am conditioned to like everybody no matter what their shortcomings are, but this David Wallace I do not like.