This call for better enemies is mainly a way to dance on Bin Laden’s grave, which is an approved Junior Ganymede leisure time activity. But the author makes a real point despite himself. Our enemies are pitiable, which in part explains why our response has been pitiable. There has been no occasion to rise to. Of course, rising to the occasion isn’t inevitable–failure is always an option–so I’m not exactly hoping for an occasion either. China can slip quietly in to the demographic night for all of me.
May 17th, 2011 by G.