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“If we can ‘t win against that guy, what the hell is wrong with us?”
I find it too nauseating to contemplate the suggestion that the American public doesn’t have the stomach for war anymore. Partly, this is because I don’t think Arabic, indeed most Semitic tongues, are very pretty at all, and I don’t want to be forced to speak any of them. (I imagine that, secretly, somewhere near the top of Churchill’s motivations was the preservation of English.) I moreover do not fancy the sort of headgear that Sharia would demand I wear. So when folks make convincing arguments that, as a fat ‘n rich people, we are no longer able to battle against those lean, young, and impassioned enemies which are legion and which stand in unison against us, I get a little worried.
But then someone suggests that perhaps the cause of all this war strife is the rational exasperation that results when people realize that idiots like Moqtada are still extant. And maybe that’s true.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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