Archive for July 26th, 2003

Dear Aaron, I am hoping you can answer a quick poetry question for me. In the following poem by John Updike, what do you think “blither” means? TO A WELL-CONNECTED MOUSE (Upon reading of the genetic closeness of mice and men.) Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie, Braw science says that at the leastie We share […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 26, 2003 @ 11:40 PM | Poetry

“To generalize is to be an idiot,” William Blake famously generalized. Blake has sympathizers at Crooked Timber, where Brian Weatherson and Henry Farrell, rake Randy Barnett over the coals for his j’accuse to “the Left,” which has apparently been “living a lie,” en masse, and now more than ever: Since the 2000 election, however, I […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 26, 2003 @ 11:21 PM | Blogs,Philosophy