Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Aside from leading me close to accepting that maybe there is someone in elite punditry who is even stupider than Gregg Easterbrook, Applebaum's column highlights something inflicted many of our elites at the moment. They're all Hamlet, unwilling to decide on a course of action, and more than that all they can do is disparage anyone who tries to do so. All of this serves to reinforce the primacy of the status quo - George Bush's continuing epic fuckup - instead of allowing for any possibility that sensible people will be able to make any decisions.

But they're very serious and humble.