Everyone is telling me I ought to read this new piece in Harper’s magazine, on the pretensions atheism. James Hrynyshyn has seen it; I don’t think I’ll bother. It’s by David Berlinski, which tells me all I need to know.
I will grant him his due, though. Berlinski is probably the world’s greatest expert on pretentiousness, to the point that his name and the word are practically synonyms.