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Arthur's writing again. Say, why isn't Arthur on the teebee? Maybe on [genuflects] Rachel Maddow?

Well, I think I know that, actually.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

Arthur Silber needs an effing editor.

seriously, I can't read his stuff.

Unlike Glenzilla, Silber does not write long stuff because he has a lot to communicate, Silber could not come to the point if his life depended upon it.

Silber goes on and on and on and on, repeating points, yet not coming to the point.

how can anyone make it to the end of his interminable posts?

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Submitted by okanogen on

and do.

But then I'm patient, I've even read the Illiad and Odyssey. Though I did get tripped up by "the whiteness of the whale".....

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Submitted by vastleft on

Pretty much no one is making the vitally important points Arthur does, let alone with comparable clarity, honesty, and verve.

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Submitted by danps on

I usually agree with him, but there's only so much time in the day. In a way it's a courtesy to the reader - if you are writing an analysis on a single topic it's good to get to the point. I force myself to keep my posts in the 750-800 word range for just that reason.

Submitted by lambert on

So stylistic quibbles don't bug me (as in the famous review which asked only of the author that they had written a different book). "Take what you like and leave the rest" applies in most human affairs, I find.