This is how the intellectual elites of Europe fling faeces at each other.
"Things have gotten so bad in the Netherlands that even French intellectuals are now accusing us of “unacceptable cowardice” because of the way Ayaan Hirsi Ali was treated recently."
The elegant flourish of modulated nuance on display here is truely awe inspiring. I now understand why George W. Bush is regarded so lightly from these quarters. There's just no way that direct and honest declarative statement can compare.
Via Instapundit, who grabbed the John Cusack line right off.