The Right Coast

January 12, 2004
By Maimon Schwarzschild

Good piece today by Mark Steyn, on bending over backwards -- in America and in Europe -- in behalf of Moslem (and even Islamist) sensibilities.

("Sensibilities", of course, brings to mind not only Jane Austen, author of "Sense and Sensibility", but also the 1950s Oxford analytic philosopher J. L. Austin, author of "Sense and Sensibilia". It is not impossible that J.L. Austin chose a career in analytic philosophy in order that he could author a book with that title. I mention all this in hopes of reminding myself of a better Oxford than the Oxford of Tom Paulin, whom Mark Steyn has reason to mention today.)