The Corner

John Podhoretz? Here?

Now that you’ve joined us in this happy Corner, John, perhaps you’re ready to recant your attack of this past autumn on Derb, Rick Brookhiser and yours truly for daring to discuss… poetry. I mean, really, is it all that many steps from “I bid you stand, men of the West!” to “Horatius at the Bridge?”

Then out spake brave Horatius,

The Captain of the Gate:

“To every man upon this earth

Death cometh soon or late.

And how can man die better

Than facing fearful odds,

For the ashes of his fathers,

And the temples of his Gods?”

While we all await a reply from Brother Podhoretz, I will add only, Take that, Viggo Mortensen.

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