Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lou Dobbs for President?

According to the Wall Street Journal (Nov. 25th) Lou Dobbs is considering a run for the White House. Has he NO mercy?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Gaseousness of H. Bloom

From Harold Bloom's review of Peter Aykroyd's new rendering of the Canterbury Tales:

Shakespeare's greatest contemporary, the epic poet Edmund Spenser, derived directly from Chaucer, whom he praised as the "well of English undefiled." That prompted the 18th-century poet-critic John Dryden to term Chaucer "a perpetual fountain of good sense.

Question: Is it possible to do more pretentious name-dropping in such a short space?

Monday, November 2, 2009

On the Pleasures of Civic Irresponsibility

Thank God I'm in the 28th--and not the 23rd Congressional District of New York; otherwise, I might feel obligated to get out and vote tomorrow.