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"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."-Winston S. Churchill

"The wandering scholars were bound by no lasting loyalties, were attached by no sentiment of patriotism to the states they served and were not restricted by any feeling of ancient chivalry. They proposed and carried out schemes of the blackest treachery."-C.P. Fitzgerald.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Dowd goes nuts. 


As suspected, Dowd went bonkers over The Passion of the Christ and found a way to tie Mel Gibson and George W. Bush together in the same Christian Homophobic NeoFascist Phalange.

She is, quite frankly, my least favorite columnist. Paul Krugman has an excuse: he's an academic. They don't live in the real world, they live in Academic World, where the most vicious fights occur over the least significant things. Dowd is supposed to be a part of the workaday world of news reporting, yet her columns are characterized by flights of fancy disguised in shallow wordplay.

When reading Dowd, I'm always reminded of what Truman Capote said upon reading his first truly awful script: "That's not writing; that's typing!"


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