Friday, February 15, 2002

ROBERT WRIGHT HAS ANOTHER MULTILATERALIST PIECE
and I've got another Fray rejoinder.

You can almost see the wheels turning in Wright's head -- "Those critics of mine are so selfish and crass, I'll turn their selfishness and crassness against them so they'll see things my way! I'm so darn smart!" Of course his piece assumes that Europeans are objecting out of principle rather than their own selfishness and crassness.

This is the mistake Wright makes almost every week -- argue that US's position isn't nuanced enough while simplifying other nations' actions to the point of absurdity.
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