February 16, 2004

One of these Things is Not Like the Other...

What does Osama bin Laden have in common with Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School, Jack Balkin of Yale Law School, and Michael Walzer of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton?

For any reasonable, and reasonably sane person, the answer is of course nothing at all.

Kieran Healy reports on another, rather less than sane and reasonable, response to the above question.

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at February 16, 2004 11:49 PM

Horowitz is a stitch. The remarkable thing is that someone gave him the money to create this atrocity. After recovering from my chagrin at being excluded, I checked for his list of Left historians. It is almost as mindless as the instances IA cites. My findings go up tomorrow at Cliopatria.

Posted by: Ralph E. Luker at February 17, 2004 01:19 AM

Horowitz also throws the notoroius Habitat for Humanity into the mix. People who build houses out of compassion for fellow humans are dangerous and must be monitored...

Posted by: chuck at February 17, 2004 11:02 AM

Well, they are all featherless bipeds, and we know how clannish they are...

Posted by: Cosma at February 17, 2004 12:10 PM

Why not create a similar "list" of influential right-wingers in the media and politics; arenas far more likely to reach mass audiences than the academy? I guess there wouldn't be enough web-space to create the list and appropriate links...
When people consider Howard Dean or John Kerry an example of an extremely leftist politician, we've got a fundamental misunderstanding of what leftism "looks" like!
I guess according to Horowitz, all us academics drive around in limousines, eating couissants (spelling?) in our out-of-touch worlds while the "real" folks who know about ordinary people include the likes of such notable working men like Kenneth Lay or Rupert Murdoch.

Posted by: Cat at February 18, 2004 01:08 PM