Confusion to Our Enemies

Friends know RC2 has become somewhat addicted to the Patrick O-Brian Aubrey/Maturin novels (when time for pleasure-reading permits). This review in New Criterion captures why quite well. In case you're planning out your summer reading. Besides manly men, the primacy of honor and an education in the mores of the time, the characters frequently end their toasts with, "... and confusion to the French." Delightful.