Thursday, 21 August 2008

Modestly belittling yourself in print

Frit came across this, written by former UN prosecuter Carla del Ponte, in which she glorifies one of her friends by pompously glorifying herself: “Natasa and I are very similar in character and attitude — despite the hate messages we both constantly receive, we never give up and never shut up. Being absolutely uncompromising in the face of serious human-rights violations is a connection with Natasa Kandic that I intensely enjoy.”

Frit would dearly like to use this site to publish his own glowing descriptions of himself, but somehow he just doesn’t have the shameless sanctimonious gall.