Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Blame Game

Conor Friedersdorf has written an excellent article for the The Atlantic that largely echoes my own opinions regarding the journalistic battles over the dreadful Norway attacks and whether certain writers should be chastised for their rhetoric. Definitely worth a read.


  1. That is indeed an interesting and well-written article. Thanks for linking it up!

    I notice that it has echoes of the work of French Catholic philosopher Maurice Blondel, when it asserts that the actions of the authors cited by Breivik go beyond themselves, and that though they are not responsible for Breivik's actions they are indeed responsible for the consequences of their own speech, which go well beyond literal lexical meaning.

    Keep up the writing!


  2. Thank you for the great comment, Mr. Cooper!