Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Roger Cohen, Recidivist
I have bashed Roger Cohen before. I might have forgone today's opportunity, except that a commenter begs me to go after his offensive screed (NY Times paywall). And offensive it is: the innocent Mr. Cohen seems to believe that the French have some sort of monopoly on conspiracy theories. He must never have run across a Kennedy assassination buff, a Birther, or a Ron Paulist perusaded that the Federal Reserve and the Trilateral Commission are in cahoots with South African gold and diamond interests. Indeed, it's a bit early to be certain of what happened in Suite 2806, since very little information has been released publicly. So if Mr. Cohen wants to indict entire nations for crimes of credulity, he had better be careful about giving testimony that might one day be used to convict Americans.