Tuesday, September 09, 2003

and we should imitate them, why?

This morning Rod Dreher posted a portion of this piece by Christopher Hitchens on how to commemorate 9/11. Hitchens says, in part:
    What is required is a steady, unostentatious stoicism, made up out of absolute, cold hatred and contempt for the aggressors, and complete determination that their defeat will be utter and shameful. This doesn't require drum rolls or bagpipes or banners. The French had a saying during the period when the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine were lost to them: "Always think of it. Never speak of it."
Now why would we want to start imitating the French, for heaven's sake!?


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