Alan Colmes needs to have a talk with his agent. I was on his radio show at 11 pm last night talking about the Iranian hostage thing for the best part of an hour, and I have got precisely two e-mails on it. A radio appearance usually inspires a dozen or so. Get some listeners, Alan.
One correspondent, though sympathetic to my point of view, says I sounded “heated and incoherent.” I wouldn’t be a bit surprised. Late evening is not the time of day when I’m at my most coherent. Like the late great Philip Larkin, “I work all day and get half drunk at night.” Given the current state of Western Civ., as revealed by the Tehran business, I think I shall start going for the other half.
And if the death of a once-proud nation–the nation of my ancestors–isn’t to get heated about, what is?