Thursday, September 27, 2007

Right, no..wrong,...I mean left, not that left, the other kind

This is the kind of anecdote that lends credence to a left conservatism...


I know it's way past tiresome to say so by now, but it really is true that Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens are like a tag team - aiding and abetting while issuing ridiculously simplistic explanations for why religion is always and everywhere bad. You can read Dawkins' review of Hitch's book here - it comes from the TLS. This is relevant, because in comparison with the other higher brow reviews in that estimable publication, this one reads like something stuck on a student bulletin board. Dawkins has got nothing new to say; it would be dull were it not for the quotes from Hitch's book. That Belfast - B story that is repeated here... I have read that one about 5 times now in various places, including ( if I recall) in Hitchens Atlantic monthly column. I think this atheism thing has peaked. Next story please.

Monday, September 17, 2007