The scene was a plain, bare, monotonous vault of a school-room, and the speaker's square forefinger emphasized his observations by underscoring
every sentence with a line on the schoolmaster's sleeve.
Hudon sets out to refute the "negative stereotype" (50) of the papacy as repressive and absolutist by downplaying the triumph of "intransigents" over "spiritualists" in the refoundation of the Roman Inquisition (1542), emphasizing Trent's investment in episcopal leadership, and underscoring
the varieties and even incoherence of much sixteenth-century papal policy.
Alongside central pieces emphasizing the Bonpartist outcome in France, highlighting the contradictory aims of the constitutional reforms and national ambitions in Germany, and underscoring
the range and interconnection of political, social, and national revolutions in the Habsburg Empire, is a selection of essays on the revolutionary experience in such lesser-known regions as Moldavia, Wallachia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bavaria, and Scandinavia.
In Installment 5, a young man murders a taxi driver - famously depicted in agonizingly distended detail, underscoring
the sheer physical difficulty of murder - and is subsequently executed by the state.
From the elections of 1909, in which Republicans took over the city council, to paralyzing divisions during the Republic itself, the author cogently structures debates and parties while underscoring
the continuing currents that separated forces of reform.
Very funny clips,'' Garry Shandling deadpanned about the moments - or virtual lack of same - shown from the nominees for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, underscoring
how the ceremony fails to give viewers any insight on what the nominated shows are like.