Thursday, August 5, 2010


How can you not love a man who writes like this? And aside from the offhand beauty of his prose, look at his metaphors from the old days of the Cold War and the fortified border between West and East - how easy it is to find yourself suddenly, one day, on the other side of that stark frontier, having to make do in an alien land. God spare him so he can write some more.


  1. Eggsactly...I read that and felt exactly the same as you. I found it amazing I could appreciate someone so much who, at the same time, considers Joseph Ratzinger the enemy.

  2. I think it was the Anchoress who said about this essay recently that if he hadn't taken a swipe at the Pope she'd be worried about him.

  3. Ha! Wish I'd said that.