Prof. Jayne Barnard on The Conglomerate blog writes here about Dante’s masterpiece of literature called The Divine Comedy, and in particular her reference to Dante’s Inferno and its 9th circle of Hell (the lowest) reserved for those who betray their friends. She uses this as an introduction to the sentencing today of Bernie Madoff, about which I don’t plan to write (though she will), but the reference to Dante, and his classic book’s relevance today–about 700 years after it was written, is worth noting.