David Frum lets Aron David Miller do the work! by Political Observer

The critical reader of Mr.David Frum will note the oft used strategy of letting others speak home truths that might seem disingenuous or simply self-serving, if Mr. Frum himself did the opining.Also, the quoting of seemingly analogous history that takes the domestic sting out of his polemics, like a good trumpet player he knows a muted note sometimes has a more telling effect, when located in foreign climes is another overused rhetorical gambit of Mr. Frum.  He is practiced, glib and utterly well spoken, but if one pays attention to the badly orchestrated campaign against Mr. Hegel, on twitter alone RJC's tweets are desperate even hysterical, it all adds up to a collection of school yard taunts: in sum Chuck Hegel is BAD man! The waning power of the American Likudkiks, the marker being the  Walt/Mearsheimer book, has had a radicalizing effect on AIPAC and it's political allies. Perhaps the point of Mr. Frum's exercise in bricolage, not withstanding Mr. Aron David Miller's intellectual/ethical primacy, is that he doesn't take the burning question of Mr. Hegel's nomination as something that requires his full attention and/or rhetorical energy?

Political Observer

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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