Tag Archives: Social Conservatives

The Restoration of Shame

It was sixty-one years ago yesterday – June 9, 1954 – that Joseph Welch became the most unlikely of American heroes. It was the thirtieth day of the Army–McCarthy hearings – Joe McCarthy’s Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was out … Continue reading

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A Change of Pronoun

You can read all about Bruce Jenner here – except Bruce Jenner is Caitlyn Jenner now. Jenner always knew he was a woman trapped in a man’s body, so he (she) did something about that: In an April 2015, 20/20 … Continue reading

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No Need to Listen Any Longer

The good Americans – who like to call themselves the Real Americans – have told the rest of us what’s wrong with us. Mitt Romney didn’t do that directly – he spoke to a private gathering of good Americans and … Continue reading

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And Despair

It’s no wonder kids find high school English tedious. They have to read tedious poetry, and then have something to say about it if they haven’t yet mastered the art of fading into the woodwork for forty minutes each day. … Continue reading

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Seeking That Simple Explanation

The Baltimore Sun really shouldn’t have sent H. L. Mencken to cover that Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee, back in 1925 – the one where Clarence Darrow faced off against William Jennings Bryan on the matter of evolution, specifically on … Continue reading

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Frayed Alliances

Like long nineteenth-century Russian novels, and Kant and Nietzsche and Heidegger, and all of Proust, and Moby Dick, some things are better read about than read. Let someone else do the work and explain the general idea. They say the … Continue reading

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Rebels and Apostates

It was one of those brilliant sunny days in Los Angeles – July 1, 2004 – and traffic was at a dead stop on Mulholland Drive. It was all the news vans. Marlon Brando had just died and everyone in … Continue reading

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