The Corner

Nailed!

What kind of conservative am I? Here’s an opinion.

Sample: “The

bottom line is that Derbyshire is a chatty, anti-philosophical Englishman,

so that it’s not clear that general intellectual conclusions about the state

of modern conservatism can be derived from reading him.” This is wrong or

semi-wrong on two points. (1) Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a

taciturn person, at least when sober. (However, I think the reference is to

my writing style, so this is at worst a semi-wrong.) (2)

Anti-philosophical: ‘fraid so, by my own admission. I am wellnigh allergic

to abstract philosophy. (3) Englishman: How dare you, Sir! I am reminded

of the late Spike Milligan, whom _Private Eye_ referred to as “a filthy

Irish pervert.” Milligan threatened to sue them on the grounds that he was

not Irish.

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