Coffee Time

by Kieran Healy on January 7, 2004

A bit late to the David Brooks party, Josh Chafetz of OxBlog seems to be suffering from a clear case of jetlag. Daniel, Kevin Drum, Mark Kleiman, Matt Yglesias and Josh Marshall have more on this.



ahem 01.07.04 at 9:14 pm

Sadly, Josh has been similarly jetlagged for the past couple of years.


Nasi Lemak 01.07.04 at 9:26 pm

Isn’t he agreeing? Fantastic in the sense of “Unrestrainedly fanciful … bizarre … based on or existing only in fantasy”?

Today’s Oxblog snipe against the BBC is fantastic in a similar way.


Dan Simon 01.07.04 at 9:30 pm

My response can be found here….


Rv. Agnos 01.07.04 at 9:46 pm

“(If you ever read a sentence that starts with “Neocons believe,” there is a 99.44 percent chance everything else in that sentence will be untrue.)”

Easy enough:

I googled “Neocons believe.”

The Christian Science Monitor thinks:

“Neocons” believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power – forcefully if necessary – to promote its values around the world.

Next few hits are the same quote.

Next BusinessWeek:

“To halt financial aid to terrorists and curb the spread of anti-American and anti-Jewish propaganda, the neocons believe that the U.S. should pressure not only Syria and Iran but also Saudi Arabia.”

Third is World Net Daily

“The neocons believe they actually know what’s best for everybody in all areas of life, and they’re happy to use the power of the state to enforce their opinions.”

Well, okay. In my small sample, 33% was untrue.


ogged 01.07.04 at 11:09 pm

Kieran, you linked to Mark Kleiman’s mailto link rather than the URL.


PG 01.08.04 at 8:03 pm

I can’t figure out why neocon is a bad word all of a sudden. Isn’t it better than the alternative line of thought in conservatism (i.e. racist, isolationist paleoconservatism)?

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