October 31, 2005

Remembering Charles The Hammer

Rusty's citing Leo Strauss commemorating the Battle of Tours, which, you will probably not want to know, makes me feel a little funny in the pants.

NOTE TO RUSTY: That's funny in the pants only in a "good" way, I swear! Strauss is never the "bad" kind. Really.

Posted by Steve at October 31, 2005 02:29 PM | TrackBack

I have never heard of Battle of Tours, only of Battle of Poitiers ... why the differing nomenclature, I wonder

Posted by: lemuel kolkava at October 31, 2005 03:09 PM

This, of course, is why it's so vital for us to keep the French as allies. Because, hey, when it's been 1273 years since their last significant military victory, you have to figure that these guys are due...

Posted by: utron at October 31, 2005 03:41 PM

Note to Steve, he should check the name of the author of that post again.

Posted by: Vinnie at October 31, 2005 06:54 PM

Oh, and it's Barry Strauss of Cornell, not Leo Strauss.

Sorry to ruin your warm fuzzies.

Posted by: Vinnie at October 31, 2005 06:58 PM

Strauss doesn't do much for me, but Allan Bloom gives me wood every time. But I too mean that only in a "good" way.

Posted by: Leopold Stotch at October 31, 2005 09:24 PM