Condolences to his family and to everyone else who knew and loved him. He was a delight to read and must have been even more of a delight to know.
The media narrative over the last few days has been remarkably replete with Abbott the Adventurer articles and astonishingly bare of Lost In The Political Wilderness articles. Why is that, I wonder?
The irony within his own essay, which instead of simply engaging with Greer’s ideas includes gratuitous slams at her personal appearance, slams based on Greer eschewing these allegedly essential feminine fripperies, eludes him. Why, how could people like him mocking women who fail to delight his eye with fripperies possibly have anything to do with women’s “inherent” desire for fripperies?