A Farewell to Siegel

The man who brought us "blogofascism" won't be missed now that he's gone. The Google cache of the specific comment thread that seems to have been his downfall is here. The fascinating thing is that Siegel's sockpupptet Sprezzatura was busy accusing a different commenter, Jhschwartz, of secretly being "Mark Greif . . . or someone in his circle." Grief is the editor of N + 1, which is probably the best magazine on the planet.