Daily Archive: January 29, 2012


Butchery and Burial (or, Sympathy for McClellan)

I wrote, some time ago, that Grant becomes the hero of Shelby Foote’s Civil War because “he fights, unlike his colleagues on either side, who dilly-dally, blundering into and through battle and prolonging the...


Is “Israel First” The Worst?

Responding to this Spencer Ackerman piece in Tablet, in which the Wired.com senior writer comes down on the anti- side of the ongoing controversy over the phrase “Israel-Firsters,” Freddie has a spot-on summary of...