Archive for the ‘Snits n’ Spats’ category

Intellectual Bitchslap

October 27, 2006

Terry Eagleton, the eminent literary critic, takes to the pages of the London Review of Books (which has been nothing if not delightfully controversial as of late) to resoundingly bitchslap the equally eminent Darwinist, Richard Dawkins, and in the process thoroughly annihilate the premise of his new book, The God Delusion. It is one of the better hatchet jobs I have seen in recent memory. I dare say it would even make Dale Peck proud.

Man vs. Mouse

September 5, 2006

In the most recent issue of The New York Review of Books, there is a fantastically terse exchange of letters between Harvey Mansfield and Garry Wills. The spat stems from a review Wills penned in The Review of Mansfield’s book, Manliness.