Archive for September 26th, 2002

Good site. Go browse if you haven’t yet. I broke my maidenhead there for Mass Post Day by recycling my old Salinger piece and got accused of plagiarizing Ian Hamilton’s biography, a book I haven’t read and don’t intend to read, for my trouble. Sheesh. (Update: Apparently the guy who accused me of plagiarism spoofed […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted September 26, 2002 @ 6:13 PM | General

What’s wrong with “preemptive” war, exactly? What’s new about it? All wars are preemptive. Wars cost lives and money, and can only be justified to preempt the presumably worse damage of not going to war. One of the lessons of the 20th century is that a little more preemption would have saved a good deal […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted September 26, 2002 @ 4:44 PM | General

Silence No word, no lie, can cross a carven lip; No thought is quick behind a chiselled brow; Speech is the cruel flaw in comradeship, Whose self-bemusing ease daunts like a blow Though unintended, irrevocable! For wound, a mere quip dealt, no salve is found Though poet be bled dry of words to tell Why […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted September 26, 2002 @ 12:02 PM | Poetry

I like Jonah Goldberg usually, but I’m pretty sure Twain was kidding. (Update: Arthur Silber uses this to riff on why conservatives have no sense of humor about censorship.)

Aaron Haspel | Posted September 26, 2002 @ 11:00 AM | General