Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Pulse

Today in idiocy:
  • The Park Slope Food Coop devolves into chaotic debate on whether to boycott Israeli products. Around 2000 said to attend meeting. No word yet on Jewish Leftist awakening to the hostility of their milieu.
  • Glenn Greenwald decides terrorism studies doesn't exist and cites a virtually unknown post-doc in support of his flat-earth deletion of a body of scholarship. Andrew Exum explains why that's wrong. I explain why that's dumb:

What is the very essence of a dilettante? Someone who mobilizes the work of one unremarked scholar in a field in order to dismiss the field.