The Chapter-by-Chapter Palin Review. Also, Plato. Well, Not Really.
By way of Andrew Sullivan
, someone--and a Christianist Palin supporter at that--did a chapter-by-chapter review of Palin's book. And tears it to tiny pieces
. It's long but worth reading.
And a point brought up: Palin includes a quote she claims is from Plato, but without a source, and a quote that sounds nothing like anything Plato might have said: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." It's true that if you believe Google and random motivational quote sites, it's Plato, except no place that claims it's Plato shows a source, and I defy anyone to show me where it says in his writings.
But if you search more deeply in Google Books, you'll find no reference to Plato. What you find is that it appears to have been said by one T.H. Thompson
. And it's also attributed to some others. In any case? Not. Fucking. Plato. The Thompson quote, incidentally, says "be kinder than necessary
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