I find living in Marin County to be politically fraught. Conservatives, after all, make up only 25% or so of the voting population. The academic world, however, makes Marin look like an all-inclusive environment. Depending on your area of scholarly expertise, if you’re a conservative academic, you might find yourself being tagged as yet another unloved One Percenter, not because you’re rich, but because 99% of your colleagues think that your politics are evil.
Although I enjoy the sniper’s anonymity in my own writing, I have an enormous amount of respect for those academics who are not only conservative, but are openly conservative. That’s brave. I’d therefore like to bring two of these brave conservatives to your attention. One blogs anonymously, which I totally get, and one blogs under her own name, which makes her a very rare creature indeed.
The first blog is Cogitating Duck, which is written by an academic who also happens to be a pretty fine cartoonist. He’s also a person after my own heart, because he is no friend to the mainstream media, which he enjoys deconstructing just as much as I do.
The second is YDS: The Clare Spark Blog. Clare is an iconoclast, searching for truth in a very untruthful world. Her blog instantly appealed to me, because her latest post attacks yet another HBO Left fest, this one in the form of a staggeringly dull, almost amateurish movie purporting to show the “exciting” affair between Martha Gelhorn, a Leftist, and Ernest Hemingway, a Leftist.
Hat tip: Doug