If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.
Today’s is from Roger Cohen, who in his column today, “The Instruction of Pestilence,” opens with:
Webster’s Dictionary defines plague as “anything that afflicts or troubles; calamity; scourge.”
No, seriously, a New York Times column today starts like that.