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Re: Re: Shame

I wouldn’t change a word, Kathryn, except to add more anger and bitterness.

The Moussaoui trial took me from everyday pessimism to black despair.  I shall probably rally a bit, but I still say we are doomed.

I watched Mark Steyn give a speech at an event last night.  Judge Robert Bork — another civilizational pessimist — was also in the audience.  Mark confessed that he is coming round to the Bork-Derb position.  He keeps it under restraint in his writing, but it’s there if you look.  We can’t do what we have to do.  We’re not willing to. 

Mark is a brilliant speaker, by the way.  Brilliant speaker, brilliant writer.  I HATE the guy.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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