Scathing Online Schoolmarm says: Caitlin Flanagan is quite right that insincerity and the perfectly chosen word can take you places for a long, long time. A man can found a career in letters on it. And then he can continue using that approach when his career bites the big one.

Elie Wiesel would have said I will not waste this reckoning if he’d been alive to respond to this. It has a way-dignified biblical-lamentation cadence which SOS would recommend for any Great Man found to have nibbled a tit.

I will not waste this reckoning, announced George Bush The Elder.

I will not waste this reckoning, insisted Bill Clinton.

I will not waste this weckoning, said Elmer Fudd.

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4 Responses to “‘When more than a dozen women stepped forward and accused Leon Wieseltier of a serial and decades-long pattern of workplace sexual harassment, he said, “I will not waste this reckoning.” It was textbook Wieseltier: the insincere promise and the perfectly chosen word.’”

  1. charlie Says:

    Damn, good help is hard to find, especially for The New Republic. About twenty years ago, they hired Stephan Glass to write hard hitting, insightful articles about things that never happened. Then they get a creep who has the most childish sexual impulses to run the place. I know that businesses that rely on the written word are hurting. But they gotta put more money into HR…

  2. dcat Says:

    Don’t forget Lee Siegel writing sock puppet comments to his own blog posts!

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    dcat: Forgot that one! Thanks for the reminder.

  4. charlie Says:

    Oh hell, I, too, forgot about Lee baby. Thanks, dcat….

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