If Learned Hand Had Spent Time in the Blogosphere:
If Learned Hand were alive today and spent a lot of time reading blog comment threads, I think his famous address "The Spirit of Liberty" probably would have gone something like this:
What then is the spirit of liberty? Only a complete and utter moron would pretend they can't define it. The spirit of liberty is the spirit that recognizes I am obviously right. The spirit of liberty is the spirit that sees I know so much more than other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which recognizes that only people who agree with me are without bias; the spirit of liberty sees that a sparrow falls to earth because some idiot killed it. Duh.For the original, see here.