Friday, November 17, 2006
bow down, bow down -- God will infest you with maggots, my son:
Oh, Leon! Why? You studied under Sir Isaiah! How could you ever, ever, write this line:
For three-and-a-half years, the Iraqis have been a free people.
You knew him and I didn't. But I daresay Isaiah Berlin would have upbraided you for saying this. No, my friend, chaos is not freedom, the Iraqis were never free, and as Becker and Fagan put it, only a fool would say that.
--Spencer Ackerman