The Corner

Prince of Cranks

Several readers have asked to know more about Ignatius Donnelly in response to today’s G-File. He seems like someone Derb should know a lot about (I do not mean that in any pejorative sense, btw). He was one of the founders of science fiction. In shades of the Da Vinci Code,  Donnelly believed he found a hidden code in Shakespeare’s plays put there by Francis Bacon (mmm bacon).   Anyway, this is a good overview for those who want to know more.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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