Glenn Reynolds, the other day:
Is this a “detached and academic” perspective? Well, I am an academic, after all, and I’d probably be detached about the end of the world, which this isn’t. Maybe I “lack fire,” but I think it’s a realistic perspective, borne of experience. It’s okay to feel bad for a while. Maybe it’s even therapeutic. But ultimately, things happen because people want to make them happen, and work to make it so.
My question for you readers- are we to assume that Glenn is telling us he wants America to lose and he loves defeat? Or is he merely demonstrating, by example, that an ‘academic’ and an ‘intellectual’ are two different things.
(And yes, I am so very sick and tired of the right-wing blogosphere smearing everyone they disagree with as defeatist.)