Tuesday, June 09, 2009

My 15 Seconds of Anonymous Fame

On the subject of blogging anonymously, I sent off an e-mail to Jonah Goldberg, who excoriated the practice. The part of the e-mail that Goldberg quoted was:


If it's cowardly to blog anonymously, were Madison, Hamilton, and Jay cowards for publishing the Federalist Papers under the pseudonym "Publius"?

Apparently, I touched a nerve. Or, perhaps better phrased, Goldberg did in his response to me. I'm slightly giddy that I was able to cause a ripple in the deep end of the political blogosphere. This is Goldberg's follow-up.


Divers and Sundry said...

I've been surprised at how little response your original post has received. I expected a bit of a stir there.

John said...

That's the thing about blogging -- you can never be sure what is going to be a big conversation, and what is going to be a little one.

Andy B. said...

I'm so proud to anonymously know you.

larry said...

I am so proud to really know you (no offense to Andy B. - you're a great guy to know anonymously as well . . .) Great contribution - thanks for sticking with the topic and keeping in front of us even when the first post didn't get much discussion going.