Oh dear. One tries to be original, but already today I have been accused of
trying to plagiarize (a) David Hume, and (b) Eric Voegelin (twice). I have
read Hume, but not Voegelin. Hume, at any rate, is well worth plariarizing.
Here is my e-mail of the day, though, from a reader in Chicago:
“Derb—Does your distaste for ‘ists’ include constructionists? I’m with
you on the humorless stuff and most of what you said, but when it comes to
the U.S. Constitution….”
I assume he is referring to “constructioners”…..