Thursday, February 12, 2015

Turn of phrase...

"Our enlightened societies have been struck by an autoimmune disease. Two fundamental virtues of the West, doubt and conscience, are turning against their inventors."
I had to scroll up and double check that I was, in fact, reading the New York Times. He got back to safe, tepid ground again pretty quickly, though. 

Angela Merkel makes me bite my tongue an awful lot, because every time a German chancellor wants to talk about violence not settling things, I want to blurt "It's sure settled y'all's hash a couple times, hasn't it?"