I generally like The Daily Texan, but this howler from Monday's paper is too good to let pass in silence. This is from an article on a conference on campus organized by "Historians Against the War":
U.S. citizens must understand the United States' history of empiricism in order to speak out against and stop the war in Iraq, said historian, author and political activist Howard Zinn Friday....
He went on to say the United States has had a long history of civilizing people, or at least claiming to.
"The United States is behaving like all the empirical powers have in the past," Zinn said.
Who knew that if we had only been a rationalist nation, instead of an empiricist one, the U.S. never would have inflicted so much carnage on Indonesia, Guatemala, Iraq, Chile, Nicaragua, etc.?