Friday, February 08, 2008

Put me in, coach

From a review in the San Francisco Chronicle of John Strausbaugh's Sissy Nation: How America Became a Culture of Wimps and Stoopits:
Obviously, [Strausbaugh's take-no-prisoners] approach is prone to certain drawbacks, in particular a soft-target problem. . . . When you go after Ward Churchill - the nutball "academic" who wrote that those killed in the World Trade Center collapse were "a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire" and called them "little Eichmanns" meaning Adolf Eichman, architect of the Holocaust - you've really chosen to play against the C team.
I never was a very good athlete.

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