The Williamsonian Persuasion

by Jay Nordlinger

There was once a famous book called “The Jacksonian Persuasion.” Well, there is a Williamsonian persuasion too: a set of inclinations, a certain experience, a cast of mind. I have recorded a Q&A with Kevin, here. We talk about recent and horrific events in Houston (where Kevin lived for some time). We talk about Kevin’s upbringing in West Texas. Was he born with a silver spoon in his mouth? Hardly. What about charges of elitism and all the rest? We talk about controversies he has been involved in (“white genocide”). And about Trump. And about capitalism. And about immigration. Toward the end, we get into such subjects as writers and composers.

Altogether, this hour is sort of a distillation of the Williamsonian point of view. I loved our conversation. You may well too. Again, here.

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