7.21.2007

The Poor Man

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What you [Jonah Goldberg] mean by “ruthlessness” is pretty much the Al Davis philosophy of football - ‘Just Win, Baby!‘ - a philosophy which carried the Raiders to the worst record in the NFL last year. “If losing, try more winning” is perfectly sound advice, as far as it goes, but it’s not really a strategy, and it remains resolutely not a strategy even if - for whatever reason - you decide to call it “ruthlessness”. The proper English description of this sort of advice is not “ruthless”, and it is certainly not “serious” - it is “banal”. 2-14 banal, to be precise, and there ain’t no first-round draft picks in war.
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