Roger Kimball at Armavirumque on Koran handling apologia:
What would Evelyn Waugh make of this? It’s a question I often ask myself when contemplating one or another ghastly facet of contemporary life. Waugh was good on manners and morals–see The Loved One, for example–but he was also splendid about the inanities of military life: he knew first-hand about bureaucratic blundering, about absurd face-saving directives that intervene in a bad situation and make it worse…
Evelyn Waugh just didn’t occur to me in this context, but the point is absolutely clear.
Read the rest- It’s always worse than you think, Koran-Handling Dept.