"Eighties Fan" - Camera Obscura
Strangely busy given the time of year, so I think I need to turn it over to you for content. Well a couple of things first:
- Do you think Obama's recent rebound in the polls is indicative of the public getting an eyeful of the clown car sweepstakes to pick his opponent? Suddenly, the cool, professorial guy in the White House starts looking awfully good in comparison.
- Not to continue to kick Hitchens whilst he lies in the grave, but I thought this piece by Katha Pollitt was an incredibly important corrective to much of the hagiography -- especially from Sully, who seems to share Hitchens' problem with women.
- I share Sullivan's amazement, however, at this piece in the Guardian criticizing Vaclav Havel for not realizing all of the great things that communism had done for Czechoslovakia. Jesus, I didn't realize that dupes like this still walked the earth.
What else is going on?