About Daniel Koffler

Daniel Koffler is a Clarendon Scholar and graduate student in philosophy at the University of Oxford.

Pakistan Open Thread

By December 28, 2007

Just now on MSNBC, Lawrence Eagleburger counseled: "We should be reaching out to the opposition leader [in Pakistan], whose name I can't pronounce." Really? It's "Nawaz Sharif." That's not all that difficult. Can he pronounce "Omar Sharif"? If he practices … Read More

Ron Paul, Creationist

By December 28, 2007

Via Perry de Havilland via Instapundit, here is video of Ron Paul responding to a question about the questions on evolution that have come up in the Republican primary debates. Paul avers that evolution is "a theory," and "as a … Read More

Benazir Bhutto

By December 27, 2007

Say what you will about Benazir Bhutto — she was personally corrupt, autocratic by disposition, she cynically empowered pro-Taliban forces to gain a strategic advantage against India — she was by a vast margin the best hope for democracy in … Read More

In Defense of (Mitt Romney’s) Hypocrisy

By December 27, 2007

The Concord Monitor of (I assume) Concord, New Hampshire, published an anti-endorsement of Mitt Romney that's been making the rounds. As funny as the premise of the piece is — we the editorial staff have no idea who you should … Read More

The Curse of Jimmy Carter’s Ghost

By December 26, 2007

Usually, when conservatives express their fear that Christmas is under siege, they at least manage to string together a few unconvincing anecdotes to support their position. You know the sort of thing: "Welcome to the No-Spin Zone. Ladies and gentlemen, … Read More

Christmas Eve Huckenfreude

By December 25, 2007

In the Christmas Eve edition of the Washington Post, Peter Wehner furrows a brow or two over the ascendancy of Mike Huckabee in the Republican primary. Wehner is worried that Mike Huckabee's aw-shucks sectarianism is "fraught with danger" and threatens … Read More

Dinesh the Diarist

By December 23, 2007

Dinesh D'Souza has a blog hosted by AOL. Who knew? Lots of people apparently, since he gets not five or six, or one or two dozen, but hundreds of comments on every post. (If Nick Gillespie hadn't pointed it out, … Read More

Delusions All Around

By December 21, 2007

Sean Wilentz has a new piece in TNR decrying pundits' tendency to fawn over political candidates whose personalities they find compelling, and thereby excuse deficiencies in the qualifications and experience of these same candidates. Wilentz call this "the delusional style … Read More