Why We Blog

 Three words: ages yet unborn.

It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.
                                                          — George Washington

Okay, maybe I got a little carried away there. Maybe we just like blowing off steam. Which is not a bad thing. In fact, Mrs. Stagger highly recommends blogging to her friends. For their husbands.

Get him a blog; it will shut him up.
                                                            –Mrs. Stagger

And maybe we’re kinda parasitic, just copying and pasting and tacking on some pathetic commentary here and there.

But have you seen this article?  It’s by way of Arts and Letters Daily, which I told you that you should be checking daily but you probably aren’t. C’mon, how can you resist a kick-ass opening paragraph like this:

If Robespierre were to ascend from hell and seek out today’s guillotine fodder, he might start with a list of those with three incriminating initials beside their names: MBA. The Masters of Business Administration, that swollen class of jargon-spewing, value-destroying financiers and consultants have done more than any other group of people to create the economic misery we find ourselves in.

 Plus, you wanna go missin’ articles by anyone with a name like Philip Delves Broughton? I think not.

See, you owe me.


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