March 16, 2004

No Prize For Second Place

Christopher Hitchens on "Whom should the Democrats nominate?"

I'm a single-issue person at present, and the single issue in case you are wondering is the tenacious and unapologetic defense of civilized societies against the intensifying menace of clerical barbarism. If in the smallest doubt about this, I would suggest a vote for the re-election of George Bush, precisely because he himself isn't prey to any doubt on the point. There are worse things than simple mindedness—pseudo-intellectuality, for example. Civil unions for homosexuals, or prescription-drug programs, are not even going to be in second or third place if we get this wrong.
Posted by Ithildin at March 16, 2004 5:10 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE