Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Once an idiot, always an idiot is the way to bet
also residing in the "when I get a minute" file, Messrs Ed Husain, Hasan Butt, and all the other born-again ex-terrorisses and providers of "edgy" Islamonazi conspiracy theories to the commentariat. My general theme is going to be that while the path from "sensible analyst of current affairs who is entirely worth listening to" to "self-aggrandising ideological halfwit" is a well-trodden one, those taking the opposite path are very few and far between. Hasan Butt, in particular, was such an obvious Walter Mitty and gobshite in 2005 that I find it very unlikely indeed that he has become a modern Cato now that he appears to have crossed over to our side.
Can any readers come up with counterexamples? I am beginning to think that "moron" is an absorbing state, and I am describing an actual null set here. Maybe Winston Churchill?
this item posted by the management 7/04/2007 07:07:00 AM