Sunday, August 26, 2007

Let's have a heated debate!

What will happen at the next literary festival, by Andrew Bolt. (The festival in question is, in fact, Sydney's, but you could insert virtually any placename you wish.)

Three poets will agree they are against the war in Iraq; two writers will agree moral boundaries are gone; Leftist lawyers George Williams and Julian Burnside will agree our “human rights need defending more than ever” two critics will agree our relationship with the US is sick; two lawyers and a journalist will agree David Hicks was mistreated; a Muslim activist and an Age journalist will agree Muslims are misunderstood; and two Labor speechwriters and a Labor barracker will agree on the best speeches they ever heard.

By the way, Bolt links to Clive James' website, which is absolutely fantastic. Have a look.

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