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Paleocons

Great piece by David Frum. Everyone will want to add something to this, and

here’s what I want to add. Historically, the role of extremist & fringe

movements in democracies has been to come up with a bagful of ideas, most of

which are crazy & some of which are positively poisonous, but one or two of

which get picked up by mainstream parties, have their rough patches polished

smooth, and get turned into actual policy. For all their sins and

obsessions, the paleos are right about one thing: the folly of uncontrolled

immigration. That is the one thing they will contribute to real politics.

Since no politician will ever thank them for it, I should like to do so in

advance.

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