December 15, 2006


Lordy, what a self-important conversation, of the "I sure am glad that I think these things seriously unlike lesser mortals like liberals who just *feel* things" variety.

Posted by: dbomp at December 17, 2006 01:09 AM

Sorry if I sounded condescending, but I don't think the point that liberals tend not to think very hard about the roots and implications of their ideology is particularly controversial. A couple of years ago Jonah Goldberg tossed off a blog post about liberals' intellectual deracination, and The American Prospect's Michael Tomasky thought it was such a good point that he hired Mark Schmitt to write a series of columns exploring the history of liberalism. (Schmitt and Goldberg discuss that here.)

Posted by: John Tabin at December 17, 2006 05:13 AM

>Lordy, what a self-important conversation

By "self-important," I assume you mean "takes both ideas and politics to be important things." Because it does. This is a very good conversation.

Posted by: Jeremy Lott at December 18, 2006 09:27 AM