Greg Laden <i>loves</i> the preservation of history, and he’ll delete any comment that says different

Greg Laden loves the preservation of history, and he’ll delete any comment that says different

    Greg Laden once wrote a long essay exhorting Americans to demolish more monuments with less hesitation. It climaxes with a stirring, Lutherian cri de coeur: Nobody loves historic preservation more than I do. Clearly. Here you stand, Greg Laden, on a rubble-pile of equestrian marble, trying to get it through our thick skulls: … Continue reading

Knowing—<i>really knowing</i>—your enemy

Knowing—really knowing—your enemy

Alan Kendall is one of our most thoughtful, humane and deeply-educated contributors. So when he rebukes me, however gently, his criticism is not to be dismissed lightly. It takes a whole blog post. Alan recently said I should temper my Manichaean Weltanschauung by getting to know—really know—our enemies, elaborating (my emphasis): I actually meant meeting … Continue reading