Just checked my inbox, finding that more than 30 readers joined John Podhoretz and Steve Hayward in providing the citation for Orwell’s “smelly little orthodoxies.” Can Slate claim such well-versed readers? Me doubt it. Me doubt it very much.
One of those who gave me the citation, by the way, was my friend Kirby Wilbur, host of the early morning talk radio show on KVI Seattle. If you live in the Northwest, be sure to tune in Kirby, whose only flaw is a certain delusion concerning college basketball: This year, he honestly believes, the Washington Huskies will defeat Stanford.