- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 6, 2006

No sooner do I plug a Lee Siegel essay than he gets tossed from his post at the New Republic magazine (no, I don’t mean to imply causation; I mean that I look like a moron).

Ross Douthat has the download here.

Christopher Hitchens was rightly put off by Seigel, but even he called him “one of our finer critics.”

That seems to be the most generous conclusion on the whole episode: that Siegel was talented, yet a bit unhinged.

A pity, if you ask me. And it goes to show you that blogging is an occupational hazard for writers of a certain disposition.



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