Sub-intellectual commentary at New English Review
Where did I get the idea that New English Review was an intelligent and civilized website as well as a seriously Islamo-critical website? Well, I didn’t just get it from the name New English Review, which sounds very tony, I got it from the fact that NER features among its contributors Andrew Bostom, Rebecca Bynum (who used to work at Jihad Watch and is a self-declared Separationist), Hugh Fitzgerald (who takes strong separationist positions but furiously denies that he is a separationist), and the renowned essayist Theodore Dalrymple.
“Perhaps Hirsi Ali is a bit too uppity for Auster. She probably believes women should have the vote.”“A bit too uppity”?
That piece of incisive criticism by NER’s senior editor was backed up by the following comment by “Morgan”:
“Lawrence Auster doesn’t like women much” Now that resonates with my experience.I posted the following comment at NER:
I’m amazed to see this type of ignorant and stupid commentary at New English Review. I thought this was an, excuse the word, intellectual website.Also, in my entry about Ali that Mary Jackson attacks as anti-woman I said that Ali’s statements about the oppression of women under Islam were “eloquent.” Jackson even quoted the passage that includes the “eloquent” compliment. Not only does Jackson not read, she doesn’t even read the stuff she directly quotes.
KPA (who by the way is a woman who comes from the same part of the world as Hirsi Ali) writes:
Here’s a quote I gleaned from the post at the NER: ” together with Hirsi Ali’s stunning beauty, [her life experiences] draw in an audience.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 04, 2007 12:34 PM | Send