Tuesday, January 25, 2005
the fire is in the minds of men
the loss of literary knowledge as a currency of political and historical perspective has never been so acutely felt as it is now in "fear factor" america.
UPDATE: as bad as one could have expected, raimondo is exactly right -- neocon press hack michael barone spits out the truth -- the reference is wholly intentional.
it is either lost on barone and his ilk that the dostoevsky's burning town is a metaphor for the homes and lives of countless russians -- or, yet more frighteningly, they believe the wanton slaughter of millions is justifiable in the attempt to achieve the noble goal.