Okay, I confess (no rack necessary): I never watched Monty Python, and smiled politely when people would say such things as "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition" in college. I always wondered, vaguely, what they were talking about, but it was always too much trouble to find out. Thanks to You Tube, and Andrew Sullivan, I now get the reference. One lacuna in my pop culture education is now filled.
Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.