The tags deployed with this site’s postings serve a slightly different purpose than is usual. Typically, keywords and cognates refer to the contents of the post itself. Here tags also are intended to attract readers to subjects mentioned in the Barzun works referenced, especially the shorter essays, reviews, speeches, etc. (Barzun books mentioned mostly have their own indexes, so tagging all of them would be a childish pursuit.) His flashing mind touches on a multiplicity of subjects to pursue a particular line of thought. A tag may point to a single mention of a person – by way of illustration – in that article. The temptation to pounce on the author for an opinion regarding that subject may be great, but this gentle rereader invites you to look closer and further: What is JB’s aim in using that illustration? What else has our encyclopedic thinker said about his possibly evanescent subject? Over time, I hope that this site’s accumulation of tags will simplify that search.