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In his book The Idea of History, philosopher and historian R.G. Collingwood sneers at scholars who assign “the most trivial causes for the vastest effects.” He makes an example of Cleopatra’s nose. Had it been differently proportioned, misguided historians would claim, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony wouldn’t have found the Egyptian queen as irresistible as they did and the course of history would have been different. As a fan of attractive noses — Hillary Duff’s, Zendaya’s, Lily James’s and Koyuki’s come to mind as particularly shapely, but equally as lovely yet altogether different is Angelica Huston’s — I can only say that I think Collingwood underestimates the power of a good schnoz.
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