The Corner

I’m Back and Behind Sched

I’ve got to finish my syndicated column. But first, the radio show went fine. Lots of agreement, smart people, not enough time to really duke it out on the disagreements. The highlight was when, in the midst of a conversation aabout natural rights and the like, a caller prefaced his question by inquiring as to whether or not Cosmo was doing ok. I said Cosmo’s fine, but the truth is he was furious with me for leaving.

Second, Rod: I agree that labels have meaning, I never said that they don’t. And I know you are deeply convinced by and invested in the crunchy con label being deeply significant. You may be right. But if you are — and my skepticism is on record — it’s still an exception to the general rule that hyphenating every conservative camp into a intellectually intact and distinct group does more harm than good and distorts more than it reveals. But that’s an argument for another day.

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