The Corner

Anthropophagophia

Yesterday I posted a note about German cannibal Armin Meiwes

, who advertised on the

Internet for someone willing to be eaten, received several replies, and

ended up killing and eating one of them, apparently with the eatee’s full

consent. I got a number of e-mails about this, of which the following, from

a reader in Texas, was the most constructive. [NB: My correspondent wites

“homophagy,” but I prefer the more etymologically correct “anthropophagy.”]

“Mr.Derbyshire–Please expand your NRO Corner comment on the trial of Armin

Miewes for the consensual killing and eating of someone who had answered his

advertisement on the internet. Once your full length piece is published on

NRO, it will be a matter of mere minutes before outraged lefties are linking

to if all over the blogosphere and howling in outrage that Derb, the well

known homophobe, is also opposed to consensual adult homophagy. As a blow

for freedom, perhaps the Howard Dean web site will host a forum for

potential eaters and eatees to get together and make dinner plans. …. It

is obviously quite possible that next year’s presidential election will be

another tight squeaker of a race. One thing that might help the forces of

goodness and reason to triumph would be if by vociferously condemning the

practice you persuaded thousands of Democrat voters to eat each other just

to spite you.”

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

Most Popular

Film & TV

A Film for All Christians

‘The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts,” wrote George Eliot in Middlemarch, “and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” The passage provides the title ... Read More
Film & TV

A Film for All Christians

‘The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts,” wrote George Eliot in Middlemarch, “and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” The passage provides the title ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The FBI’s Corrupt Cops

White-collar criminals should hope for one thing this Christmas: that they get to live under the Horowitz rules. Michael Horowitz has testified that he found no evidence of political bias on the part of the decision makers who, under the Obama administration, relied on hilariously implausible “evidence” ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The FBI’s Corrupt Cops

White-collar criminals should hope for one thing this Christmas: that they get to live under the Horowitz rules. Michael Horowitz has testified that he found no evidence of political bias on the part of the decision makers who, under the Obama administration, relied on hilariously implausible “evidence” ... Read More
White House

The Horowitz Report and the Power of Inertia

The best thing I've read about the report is by Julian Sanchez. An excerpt: The heart of the Horowitz report deals with the Carter Page FISA application, and documents a progression that ought to sound familiar to anyone who’s studied the history of the intelligence community: An investigation begins with a ... Read More
White House

The Horowitz Report and the Power of Inertia

The best thing I've read about the report is by Julian Sanchez. An excerpt: The heart of the Horowitz report deals with the Carter Page FISA application, and documents a progression that ought to sound familiar to anyone who’s studied the history of the intelligence community: An investigation begins with a ... Read More