Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Less Historical Megan

Shorter Megan McArdle: Affinity to democracy is just not in the Greek character.

7 comments:

Ken Houghton said...

Please tell me that there isn't any reference to austerity inspiring a Spartan existence.

Downpuppy said...

Oh. My. God!

That thread has more open racism than most neo-confederates.

Susan of Texas said...

I hopehopehope she never gets fired. She's the best conservative blogger ever!

Downpuppy said...

This one is more likely than any of her errors to get her in trouble. Does she seriously have no idea what a boatload of ancient garbage she's unloaded?

fish said...

The comments are a cesspool of racism:

No, I was responding to another comment about the classical Greeks who had such honor and my point is that present day Greeks are not the same people.

Why doesn't he just go ahead and say "filthy Turks?"

brad said...

Worst of all is the fact that most of the cultural achievements we associate with ancient Greece were actually begun in fucking Turkey, aka Asia Minor.
Bonus points for most of the classical works of philosophy we have surviving thanks to the efforts of Islamic scholars while soooper civilized Europe was going through the Christianity fueled Dark Ages.
It's rare to see the link between racism and ignorance so glaringly highlighted.

brad said...

Well, maybe not that rare, but still, gebus.