Saturday, January 29, 2011

Deconstructing the Herald

Courage in politics is seldom recognised when it is successful.
It takes courage to challenge a sacred cow, but a well-aimed challenge can render the cow sacred no longer.
Who wrote this crap? Why is it so clumsy? Why does it make me think of someone with a nasal, robotic voice, some office-wallah on some dreadful team-building exercise?
Sitrep at 1047:
Challenged sacred cow.
Rendered cow sacred no longer.
Awaiting further instructions.
Over and out.
Perhaps that is the sort of person the Herald employs to write its editorials.

On the other hand, Chris Barton's piece about Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is superb. Here is a video in which Barton talks about his experience of visiting both the memorial and Birkenau.

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