Tag Archives: Jonah Goldberg

About That Tyranny of Clichés

G. K. Chesterton once quipped that “people generally quarrel because they cannot argue” – something you have to think about for a bit before it begins to make any sense at all. But then they didn’t call Chesterton the Prince of … Continue reading

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Being There

The fifties was a time when you really did have to be a real American – and it probably had less to do Joe McCarthy than it had to do with Ozzie and Harriet. The stupefying red scare was remote, … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping on the Mad

When you live halfway between the Sunset Strip and the center of Hollywood you do notice packs of paparazzi now and then. They’re rather off-putting, festooned with expensive cameras with big lenses, elbowing each other for the good shot of … Continue reading

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Lessons Not Learned

The third career was in systems management, or maybe it was the fourth – it’s hard to remember now. No, it’s painful to remember. There was always a new project, and it was going to be different this time – … Continue reading

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