Envy by proxy
Thanks to a colleague, I've discovered that this sort of business is going on. Now, I'm all for decentralizing Western Europe's hegemony on interpreting the past, but the problem is that it's being done at Berkeley. California, this is the second project of yours I've read about to cause me much consternation and envious gnashing of teeth (the first being the 3d Plan of St. Gaul, which they clearly came up with only months before I did and which we wouldn't be able to do here until the fall at least, that being when the CAST opens). You're on notice for being so damned clever.