The Corner

Hypocrisy as Italian Virtue:

In today’s NYT, an Italian novelist offers his explanation for why he thinks the next pope should be an Italian. In short, it’s: “Because we Italians are fun-loving hypocrites.” It’s nasty how he likens the hard charity of Karol Wojtyla’s moral witness, and willingness to hold fast to principle in the face of modernist expediency, to blind prudishness.

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