Tweet It took me a long time to read Jonah Goldberg’s latest, The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. This is not because it’s a bad or a boring book but, instead, because it’s a deep and thoughtful book. I went into reading it expecting a sort of cheerful factual [...]
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Tweet A woman named Jane Pitt recently exercised her Free Speech rights by sending a letter to a local paper castigating Obama for supporting same-sex marriage and urging people to vote for Romney, because he will support traditional marriage. She was predictably savaged by Leftists who didn’t merely challenge her beliefs, but effortlessly went to [...]
Tweet I haven’t yet finished Jonah Goldberg’s The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, which is unusual for me, given that I’ve had it since Friday. It’s the kind of book one gobbles up — but that assumes time to gobble. Since I bought the book and Jonah signed it [...]
Tweet Let’s see…. Today is Sunday, right? I ask because being out-of-town for the weekend (which I am) always skews my perception of time. It now seems like a lifetime, ather than something less than two days since I heard Jonah Goldberg talk about his new book, The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in [...]
Tweet I found this in a book of anecdotes written in 1944: Somebody once asked the late Huey Long if he thought we would ever have fascism in the United States. “Sure we will,” predicted Long, “only we’ll call it anti-fascism.” And if that doesn’t make sense to you, hie yourself to the local bookstore [...]
Tweet I do like Jonah Goldberg’s writing. In an article about Obama’s static trajectory, and Democratic befuddlement regarding that mystery, Goldberg has this lovely, laugh-out-loud bit of writing: Ask the typical Obama supporter why this should be so and you’ll get a range of answers. Some just stare at the poll numbers the way my [...]