March 13, 2006

Quote of the Day

During the siege of Sarajevo or the mass deportations from Kosovo, the news of a sudden stoppage of the heart of Slobodan Milosevic would have occasioned a joyous holiday in many other hearts. And the idea that he might one day die in prison would have been excellent tidings for a future generation and was the intended effect of his long and convoluted trial. But the news that he has succumbed randomly is bad news, as was the illness that overtook one of his original judges and helped protract the process in the first place. One can see, forming in the swamps of nationalism and superstition, a myth of martyrdom dimly taking shape.

This would be the worst outcome, since Milosevic began and ended, as all such dictators do, by ruining his own people and degrading his own country.

-Christopher Hitchens, on the passing of Slobodan Milosevic, unquestionably the most welcome celebrity death thus far in 2006.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 13, 2006 06:31 PM

Who gives a Fuke?! Where is the Sopranos piece you promised BLOGGER!!!!!

Posted by: A at March 13, 2006 11:54 PM
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