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September 20, 2007

Now With More Hitchens!

Here's Dennis Perrin with part 2 of "The Warmonger Within." Part 1 is here.

Posted at September 20, 2007 12:28 PM | TrackBack

A cliffhanger, dammit!

I first discovered RedStateSon during the Israeli assault on Lebanon last summer -- it was love at first read, and I've never missed a post by Dennis ever since (back at his old place as well as his new place).

Speaking as someone who NEVER supported the Afghan attack, it's both weird and fascinating to read these "Warmonger Within" posts.

I anxiously await part 3...

Posted by: rebecca at September 20, 2007 06:58 PM

I climbed on board RSS a little before that and have visited DP daily ever since. It was a hat-tip from him that led me here to ATR.

There's a tangible personality in his writing, he's gone past the ironic self-regard that infects most progblogs. He has been thru the mill and the resulting world-weariness isn't schtick. He talks like I feel much of the time.
In particular, the way his home life leaks into his ruminations and vice versa, the interplay of the personal and the political, well it just feels authentic to me, not the sort of subtle (and often unsubtle) barrow-pushing you see on booth sides of the aisle.

And Dennis, along with James Wolcott and very few others in the US that I could see (although my surfing was admittedly not comprehensive), was immediately on the right side on the issue of Israel's invasion of Lebanon. That was a litmus test far too many of the bigger bleeding hearts failed utterly.

Plus he can make you laugh. Laughter in the dark perhaps, but preferable to the alternative.

Posted by: Glenn Condell at September 20, 2007 08:25 PM