Julie Burchill on children and history
Julie Birchill is being typically inflammatory on the subject of children today in The Times.
As my friend put it: “I wouldn’t want to hang out with an adult who screamed, cried, threw up, tried to maul my tits and never paid for a round of drinks — why should I make an exception just because they’re short?”
She's often obviously writing for effect rather than from conviction, but she does have a way of striking deep to the heart of an issue.
She's also being upset in this article about historians speaking about their subject in the current tense. I hadn't noticed it; has anyone else?