WE HAD AN ANTIWAR PROTEST IN KNOXVILLE YESTERDAY, right across from the law school. It was one rather overweight and unkempt guy with a handwritten sign that said “U.S. OUT OF” followed by an illegible list of scrawled country names. There was also a “honk for peace” sign. I didn’t hear anybody honk, and I didn’t see anyone give him the finger, either. It was like he wasn’t even there.

The law school, I should note, has been displaying an enormous American flag since September 11.