Magazine April 22, 2019, Issue

The Revolution Will Not Be Fruitful

‘By the time you’re old and in an armchair, me and my friends will be taking over the world!”

That’s a recent quote from my ten-year-old — and yes, he said “me and my friends,” not “my friends and I.” Am I ashamed? Certainly not! That minor grammatical travesty is how you can tell that this declaration actually occurred in real life, unlike those highly suspicious, likely fake “wisdom from the mouths of babes” quotes that bubble up with alarming frequency from supposedly earnest writers on our loquacious old friend, the Internet.

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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

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