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P.S. on Newt & Dinesh

For the record: I thought Jonah’s Friday post was a good blog treatment of the D’Souza book and discussion of it. My post was not an endorsement of the book. I just thought its existence should have come up in the Politico piece. I agree with commenters, though, who say Newt can take it. He’s a smart man and knew what he was getting into.

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The Compulsory Society

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