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Monday, July 23, 2007

Perhaps These Posts Should Cease

In an essay on the worth of blogs (yes, another one) by The Atlantic's Ross Douthat, he begins with a few words of praise and then slips out his knife to say: "The flip side of this is that blogging is the enemy of literary craft and intellectual depth", going on to add: "If you want to be the next George Will or Paul Krugman, you'd be well-served to take up blogging now, because it'll make you a better pundit. If you want to be the next Ian McEwan or Philip Roth, or the next Alasdair McIntyre or Richard Rorty, I'd advise you to rip your internet cable out of the wall now, before it's too late."


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