Common Market, Optimism, Outsider/Insider, Cheating

double double oil and trouble emma lathen Common Market or no, Swiss bankers still thought of Europe and Great Britain as entirely distinct areas. p. 50

A large exuberant man, he was an optimist by nature, a cynic by necessity. p. 84

“After enough time has passes, every outsider becomes an insider.” By the time a man understands the problem, he has become part of it. p. 152

In a complicated contest it is more efficient to bribe the referee than one of your rivals. p. 250

Double, Double, Oil and Trouble, Emma Lathen, 1978


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