Friday, January 07, 2005

World O'Crap, Indeed 

Check out world o'crap for the definitive takedown of the Corner's torture-talk.

I see Guthrie linked to this in his post about the Corner's torture day here. My bad. Anyway, you should read this link.

ADDENDUM: Also, we all know the Corner as the super-sweet blog of that stalwart conservative rag The National Review, founded, of course, by fellow Yale alumnus William F. Buckley, Jr. Mr. Buckley's magazine recently celebrated its 50th anniversity. Good for them. Via Atrios, we can celebrate this great event by reading a wonderful unsigned editorial that celebrated periodical ran in 1957:
The central question that emerges . . . is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas in which it does not prevail numerically? The sobering answer is Yes – the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race. It is not easy, and it is unpleasant, to adduce statistics evidencing the cultural superiority of White over Negro: but it is a fact that obtrudes, one that cannot be hidden by ever-so-busy egalitarians and anthropologists.

National Review believes that the South's premises are correct. . . . It is more important for the community, anywhere in the world, to affirm and live by civilized standards, than to bow to the demands of the numerical majority.
You can read more about the National Review's ignonomous history here, but I have to warn you that this link is to an article not decrying this old editorial, but celebrating it. So, read it at your own risk.
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