Without taking the mate's jeremiads
seriously he put them beside the words of Mr.
That publication, known for printing Tony Judt's call for a binational Palestinian state and Peter Beinart's jeremiads
against the "American Jewish establishment," was, Myers sniffed, "too Israeli.
When we tie together the jeremiads
and rhetoric with what the Trump administration is doing in other governing spaces, the practice of attacking the press becomes clearer as policy than solely reckless rant.
But others beg to differ, citing the testimonies of Edgar Matobato, Arturo Lascanas, and, long before them, the jeremiads
against empire and the corporate state mix with tributes to the many faces of a flourishing regional culture: poets, painters, amateur scientists, irregular old holidays, minor-league baseball squads.
One remembers (nostalgically, alas) Judith Butler's suggestion that the potentially offensive sign on the gay male restaurateur's door, "She's overworked and needs a rest" (167), was an occasion to think about how no constituency owns the feminine (not the female, the feminine); or how the offence taken by the theologian who hated jello-esque religious kitsch became for Eve Sedgwick an analysis of the queerly reparative vestiges of sentimentality (Epistemology 142-43); or, more recently, Lee Edelman's suggestion that we respond to Christians' jeremiad
that queers are destroying the world not with "self-righteous bromides of liberal pluralism" (16) but with an analysis of how such jeremiads
might, or even should, be true.
My essay had nothing to do with Puritanism or Jeremiads
per se, so I think the assignment must have been more open-ended, something about persuasion or form or constructing a polemic in some broader sense.
And so it is--the Holocaust lacks merriment, even optimism; the poems are a cycle of Jeremiads
each showing that living at the time would have been equal with staying in hell.
What is needed is cool heads and political courage - and fewer jeremiads
from commentators such as Mr Davies.
It is not always easy to find the connections between, for example, visions of some nuns and female fashion in clothing a decade after the earthquake, with the jeremiads
immediately following the disaster and blaming it on religious relaxation and decadent luxury.
I hope The Journal will henceforth press Labour representatives hard for answers on this point, rather than printing yet more jeremiads
from Sir Jeremy and his fellow Labour politicians.
The risk is that his jeremiads