‘I cannot apologize ...’:
Next time someone writes embarrassing drivel about the innate idealism and wisdom of artists etc., think of the now (finally) late Leni Riefenstahl
: ``I don't know what I should apologize for. ... I cannot apologize, for example, for having made the film 'Triumph of the Will' -- it won the top prize. All my films won prizes.''
‘Doing the fox trot in six different directions’:
One of David Brooks’
early debut columns for the NYT. ... I suppose it’s a virtue for the arrogant to be able to admit wrong, at least privately, and take corrective action. It’s more of a virtue, though, to be humble and right from the start. ...
-- Interesting column by David Ignatius
on Wesley Clark, who bemoans the pre-war Bushie crowing that inevitably led to the post-war eating of crow.