The Empire Strikes Back


General Culture

It was to be expected: The Empire strikes back. Ed Winkleman already commented on it, and because bis repitita non placent I should refrain from commenting.

But then, this whole article got my blood boiling, and it was mostly because of two words: “mob rule”. It’s one thing to complain about people like Paris Hilton getting more attention than, say, the Kaczyński twins, but it’s quite another thing to call everybody who doesn’t agree with your own ideas of culture a “mob”. That’s Ann Coulter material, and the fact that the reviewer didn’t feel like addressing it is quite telling. In fact, as Ed noted, in the print edition the article’s title is “The Roar of the Herd is Deafening on the Web”. Go figure.