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some unspecified threats Yes, some unspecified death threats. Still, if she's guilty of the dizzying catalogue of crimes you accuse her of (attention-seeking! Neediness! Narcissism!), you're right, she's clearly the very worst person and deserves all the opprobrium her and her sort get.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on And Then Twitter Hurt My Feelings at davidthompson
where being laughed at or called names is “an incredibly visceral experience” for grown men and women. You do know it's more – much more – than 'being laughed at or called names', right?
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on And Then Twitter Hurt My Feelings at davidthompson
All of which shows that the Guardian can troll at least as hard as the Mail when it puts its mind to it.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2014 on By God, She Can Leap at davidthompson
"It’s much easier and nicer being the liberal promising you free things that actually cost money. It sucks to be the person telling you that nothing is free, but that’s the truth." Um, straw man, surely. Who's saying that healthcare is free? You don't have to think that we were created and endowed with certain inalienable rights by our creator, and that among there is a right to healthcare, to also think that everyone in a civilised society should have access to healthcare, regardless of means.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2012 on Elsewhere (56) at davidthompson
Are you talking about this resolutely non-violent fellow?
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2011 on A Better World at davidthompson
Seems like quite a fun piece, no?
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2009 on It Works on Many Levels at davidthompson
The legitimacy of your objection is not in question. Object away. I'm rather saying that it's surely an overreaction to oppose public funding because of the smug leftish orthodoxies of a small minority of the political articles. Isn't that like calling to shut off public funding just because you don't like the Alan Bennett diaries?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2009 on Intellectual Life at davidthompson
I agree with "modish prejudice and moral contortion", David, and also Sackcloth's "posth-left orthodoxies". To take one example, I found the NYRB ran many articles before the invasion of Iraq that cleaved to what would later be called a Euston Manifesto position. It just seems a bit off to close the initial post by mentioning the Arts Council funding. What point is being made?
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2009 on Intellectual Life at davidthompson
A little perspective, perhaps? To take only the most recent issue, I read interesting pieces by Hilary Mantel, Julian Barnes, Andrew O'Hagan, a fascinating piece on honour killing, Frank Kermode, Alan Bennett and John Lanchester. (OK, so it's an anniversary issue). There's no denying that the LRB can be cosily radical; whenever I see a piece by Zizek I have to restrain myself from tearing the magazine into tiny little shreds. But wouldn't you be just the tiniest bit suspicious of a magazine that you found yourself in complete agreement with, week in week out?
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2009 on Intellectual Life at davidthompson