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The SKOPTZY

Such cruel cynicism we get from our readers:   “Derb—There is some evidence that an off-shoot of the [Skoptzy] sect  came to the United States and that it survives into the 21st century under the name of ‘The Senate Republican Caucus’ (evidently a reference to the group’s former home in the Caucasus).   Oddly, for a religious group, they mostly concern themselves with matters related to the judiciary and immigration law.”

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

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