The two most pretentious and least informative sentences of the week not only come from the same web site, they come from the same article and are consecutive! Amazing!
Andrew G. Bostom, of Front Page, proudly penned the following:
Defying the pervasive legacy of intellectual terrorism engendered by the late Edward Said’s Orientalism—a profoundly flawed work, which nevertheless, almost 30 years after its publication, continues to inspire, or intimidate, a distressingly dominant proportion of today’s Middle East Studies academics—Professor Efraim Karsh stands out as a brave and insightful scholar.
For example, Karsh’s 1997 Fabricating Israeli History deconstructed the revisionist narrative of so-called “Post-Zionist” Israeli historians.
I mean, "Engendering a pervasive legacy of intellectual terrorism" is quite the turn of phrase, and "deconstructing revisionist narratives" is no slouch either. There is a lot of bad writing worthy of note in the blogosphere, and Front Page rarely disappoints.(H/T memeorandum)