Tuesday, January 4, 2011
One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other
One of these things is not like the others. Can you guess which one?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All appear in the "pages" of The Atlantic but only one is a racist, fear-mongering idiot whose dearest wish is to live long enough to have sex with an android. Great artists often have personal views that later generations find abhorrent, but David G. Bradley's editors obviously believe that we should put up with abhorrent views from mediocre minds as well.
If The Atlantic wants to publish more work from modern luminaries such as our Captain Reynolds of The Light Brained Brigade we suggest fellow law professor Ann Althouse.* Her intellectually rigorous examination of the sex life of Bill Clinton will fit right in with the new direction of this venerable magazine.