—Eisenhower, as quoted in “The Permanent Militarization of America,” by Prof. and Marine Aaron B. O’Connell in one of the most thoughtful op-eds I’ve read this week.
—Jimmy Carter’s brilliant op-ed yesterday in the NYT.
From the After Hours section, which features my alma mater prominently:
IN recent years, the Middle East has become an increasingly popular spot for American college students on study-abroad programs, choosing Arab over French or German and the dusty capitals of Damascus and Cairo over Berlin or Madrid.
- Error 1: dangling gerund phrase, “choosing.” Who is choosing? The Middle East? ‘Cause that’s how this reads.
- Error 2: “Arab.” It’s Arabic, you dolt.
—Peter van Buren in NYT, on tomorrow’s official change of command in Iraq: the US mission will be handed over from the US military to the State Department.