The Corner

Spare The Rod

A lot of email has come in response to Rod’s letter I posted earlier. Most of it is in sympathy with my umbrage. Thanks, but unless something changes I think I need to move on. However, others continue to discuss the topic. Kevin Holtsberry has some sustained and useful thoughts. And there’s a good discussion in Right Reason. I could argue with several of the commenters. But I’m so please that one says I “thunder like an angry god” that I’ll let it all pass.

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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