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Why Oh Why Can’t We Have Better Classicists

By Matthew Yglesias on January 22, 2007 at 9:12 am

"Why Oh Why Can’t We Have Better Classicists"

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Victor Davis Hanson espies signs of progress all the world ’round and notes that “If the administration could get their proverbial rock of Sisyphus finally over the top, they would be surprised at how many Middle Eastern governments might profess newfound and opportunistic support, and, at home, how many pundits will readjust and now profess sorta, kinda, maybe not to have been so critical all along.”

Um . . . I think Hanson may want to reacquaint himself with the Sisyphus character. If I could only square the circle, I’d be recognized as a major mathematician. Seems like as good a time as any to relink to Julian Sanchez’s old Prospect satire imagining Bush pondering Camus.

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