Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Witch Hunts and Ward

Misguided sympathy for Ward Churchill form Littwin, who says, "even if a witch hunt turns up an actual witch, it's still a witch hunt."  Ok, this is true as far as it goes, but doesn't what defines a "witch hunt" the fact that witches don't exist?  I mean, if there were such a thing as witches then hunting for them would be good.  If there were malevolent beings with supernatural powers running around I would like know about. It seems to me that actually finding a witch is an airtight defense for a witch hunt.

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