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Monsignor Bruce Kent (Letters, August 2008) is right to identify Nicholson Baker's book Human Smoke as a pacifist tract, which it undoubtedly is, but quite wrong to criticize William Rubinstein's superb review (July 2008) for excoriating it.
THE language is not for the faint-hearted, but the off-the-wall humour and the seemingly endless supply of one-liners, delivered by a company of unfailing talent, ensures that Ben Elton's excoriating look at society's self-serving values gets the airing it deserves.
They might pause if they saw the segment of her show excerpted on "Buying the War," Bill Moyers's excoriating documentary on the performance of the American media during the months prior to the invasion of Iraq.
STRICTLY Come Dancing's Penny Lancaster may not have deserved the excoriating "lumpy" put-down from Craig Revel Horwood but she doesn't do herself any favours.
The inability to attribute precise agency here is all the more striking in an author who is constantly excoriating the Arabs for their failure to accept responsibility for their actions.
Meanwhile, CNN's Lou Dobbs, a high-profile advocate for a hard line on illegal immigration, wrote an editorial excoriating the Senate for having ``no shame in continuing to try to blur the line between legal and illegal immigration.
In the past I have read letters to NCR excoriating Colman McCarthy for what a reader has deemed his (pick one) erroneous, stupid, misguided, subversive view on some subject.
Speaking in London at the Royal Society of Arts last month, Rem Koolhaas gave an excoriating analysis of the condition of architects in a consumerist global economy, citing his own description of it as a 'poisonous mixture of megalomania and impotence'.
Similarly Giles Fletcher the Elder echoed Mantuan in pastoral satires excoriating Edward Bonner, the Marian bishop of London.
Joel Soler didn't specifically mean for his excoriating documentary portrait of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Uncle Saddam, to get its first U.
Joy Williams, in excoriating what population growth, development, and money have done to Florida, minces no words in her despair.
The first tale here, "Une certaine realite," for example, is far more excoriating in the vividness of its horrific brutality than anything Kafka or Borges could have dreamed up.