26 April 2010

Spendid use of language

I do like a bit of intelligent vitriol on occasion. Vitriol all by itself is as common as dirt these days, but with a bit of word choice can be fun:
Their whole approach to politics assumes that the other side shares a broadly consistent view of reality. But in John Cole’s acid metaphor, dealing with the agnotological right is like going on a dinner date where you suggest Italian and your date prefers a meal of tire rims and anthrax.

Well, I am off to the dictionary to look up agnotological.

But H.L Mencken and that other guy whose name I forgot would love it.


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