Civility and Hypocrisy Don’t Mix

Michael Steele, head of the Republican party, is in hot water because he refused to sign on to a civility pledge cooked up by Democrats. Good for you, Mr. Steele. Regardless of your motive or your reasoning for refusing to lend your party’s imprimatur to farcical, feel-good hypocrisy, your stand is laudable. For months now, […]

Ain’t I a Conservative?

Thirty or so years ago historian/curmudgeon Paul Fussell wrote the amusing and enduring little book Class. In it he both describes and skewers the residents of the various strata of American society, from its “proles,” whose lawns feature comfy sofas to its aspiring class, with its New Yorkers artlessly positioned on the coffee table right […]