I should note that the article has quotes from Galileo, poems from Dante and Pushkin. It is not very often you see these types of things in articles which made me like the article even more.
A few quotes:
..given Al Cotton’s intimate involvement with the history of both M–M bonds in general and Fp2 in particular – not to mention his fondness for engaging in polemics.
The latter argues against E. O. Fischer’s description: probably this constitutes Cotton’s first polemic in print!)