April 29, 2005

SOME READERS ARE OBJECTING to Daniel Henninger’s characterization of bloggers as a virtual Mongol horde, but I think it’s a compliment, and dead-accurate.

Mongols drove all their enemies before them, feared nothing but lightning, and were so much faster than their opponents that they could ride around the outside of a besieged fortress faster than the defenders could redeploy on the inside. Sound familiar?

UPDATE: Tom Maguire emails that some of us have reason to fear the lightning. . . . But we don’t let it stop us.