Monday, July 7, 2003
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Virginia Postrel wants to steal the blogosphere's bread and butter
In this post on the disturbing tendency of commentators to escalate the rhetorical arms race as a way of capturing attention, Postrel concludes:
No kidding. What percentage of blogposts are denunciations of some blowhard on the political extremes?
Postrel's motivation for the post comes from this Andrew Sullivan comment on Ann Coulter:
It's worth pointing out that John Stuart Mill anticipated this problem in On Liberty, but believed it to be the lesser evil:
Indeed.posted by Dan on 07.07.03 at 10:45 AM