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Monday, June 26, 2006

Billmon on the Crise de Blogs

Like alot of folks, I've been watching the World Cup. If you like soccer, it's been thrilling. The pace, the build up of play, and the moments of occasional brilliance that flash across the screen add up to a Carnaval of fut. And, as in every World Cup, once in awhile we get to see a player....Maniche, Maxi Rodriguez, David Beckham, Fabio Grosso...work some piece of particular brilliance that is all the more remarkable because it is decisive.

Well, Billmon just pulled off something like the blog equivalant. His long meandering summary of this crisis of the blogs, including a kind of blogging apologia, is worth following to its conclusion.

Speaking of which, this passage has the ring of truth:

Whether that's good or bad for the Kossaks I don't know -- I suppose it depends on how much credence you give to Gandhi's old saw: "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." In the real world -- and in imperial America, too -- the truth is that sometimes they ignore you, then ridicule you, then fight you and crush you like an overripe eggplant.


How true.

{Wow, there's just an extraordinary amount of great reflective pieces lately: this one from Murray Waas at HuffingtonPost is truly breathtakingly well-written. Go. Read it.}

2 Comments:

  • k/o readers who remember my post "about a girl" might like reading the discussion it received here at dkos.

    I've been hitting dkos with some "late night specials" lately and the comments they generate make the whole process more than worthwhile.

    Check it out if your interested.

    By Blogger kid oakland, at 12:18 AM  

  • Have you read Transparent Society yet? Or you could read my book....

    By Blogger Brad Johnson, at 7:28 AM  

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