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Edmund Burke Agrees: The Yankees Must Win

Iain Murray e-mails:

I think Edmund Burke would argue that, as it is traditional that the Red Sox lose, it is therefore right that the Red Sox lose.

This could, of course, be expanded to “lose in a heartbreaker,” so after their stunning comeback they could well win tonight, only to go on and lose (in heartbreaking fashion, of course) in the World Series, and still fulfill the conservative requirement.