Thursday, December 17, 2009

After the Dinner Party

George F.'in Will seems to understand now that he was duped. Two instant classics here:

* "his incontinent hunger for attention"

* "And for disavowing a competence no one suspected him of. ("I do not bring with me today a definitive solution to the problems of war." Note the superfluous adjective.) And for an unnecessary notification. ("Evil does exist in the world.") And for delayed utopianism. ("We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes." But in someone's.) And for solemnly announcing something undisputed. (There can be a just war.) And for intellectual applesauce that should get speechwriters fired and editors hired. ("We do not have to think that human nature is perfect for us to still believe that the human condition can be perfected." If the human "condition" can attain perfection anyway, human nature cannot be significantly imperfect.)"

1 comment:

TubbyLover69 said...

As a great man once said, quoting another great man, "People will not be hoodwinked! You will not be bamboozled!"