From a reader:
Tom Wolfe, in his description of the charming aristocracy, outlines many of the habits of liberals in general. He points out that the aristocracy comes to believe that the simple “journalism” is too low-brow for them. I have seen this exact attitude in many who embrace anti-Americanism, anti-patriotism, and most liberal points of view because they don’t want to seem pedestrian. When they come up against someone who is well educated, reasonably refined, AND conservative, they are at a loss to explain it. Hence, the difficulty understanding someone like William F. Buckley and his peers (did he actually have any peers?).
I am enjoying this series immensely.