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Aug 20, 2005 3:43 pm

Michelle Malkin on Japanese Internment: Then and Now

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john mac william - 9/29/2005

Nice blog.I read some of you're articles and they are really good.

David T. Beito - 8/24/2005


David T. Beito - 8/21/2005

Of course, she has perfect right to change her mind though becoming an "expert" after only five years (or less) is quite an accomplishment. I am curious as to whether her shift began before or after 9-11.

Eric Leigh Muller - 8/21/2005

Malkin repudiated this view long ago. She says that at the time she wrote this, she was still under the sway of the America-hating left's false account of the internment.

Jonathan Dresner - 8/21/2005

Sorry, I could tell you were taking a shot at someone, but it wasn't immediately clear whether it was Malkin or Beito. I just throught I'd make it clear.

I mostly wanted to clarify the first line: it's not "consistency" that's the problem, but "foolish consistency"; remembering that distinction has heightened my appreciation for pragmatic inconsistency in policy and morality...

Sudha Shenoy - 8/21/2005

It was ironic.

Gary McGath - 8/20/2005

I'd never seen the second sentence of that Emerson quote before. That sentence reveals a Raskolnikov-like sense of superiority to the ordinary rabble.

Malkin is, of course, contemptible.

Jonathan Dresner - 8/20/2005

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance."

I'm sorry, but Malkin has a long way to go (backwards, even) before she's in "great soul" category, particularly as she's a great purveyor of "foolish consistency" herself.

Sudha Shenoy - 8/20/2005

"Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson