Tuesday, April 15, 2003

The line of the week 

Actually happened last week, while I was away at a conference, but I think it will stand up for this week as well. Discussing an article on another of those tired denunciations of American victory in Iraq, this one at Yale, Power Line quotes Diana West:
[E]ven as the president's unwavering commitment to disarm Saddam Hussein has put liberty within reality's grasp in Iraq, it seems unlikely to put reality within academia's grasp in America.
The whole West article deserves a read. It was somewhat quaint today on campus, watching some young man blather on about knocking down doors to be heard that we must have peace. I thought I might mention that line about "knocking down doors for peace is like ... for virginity", but nice weather kept me mellow. (Link courtesy Cold Spring Shops.)