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(Roman Genn)



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The Mean Reaction

If you ask the average person what the most deservedly maligned attitude is, “hate” would almost certainly come out on top of the list. The funny thing is, people don’t really hate hate. In fact, if they did hate hate, wouldn’t that make them hypocrites? We use “hate” as a deliberate misnomer for bigotry, be it real, imagined, or contrived. If I were to declare, “I hate racism,” few of the usual suspects would say to me: “Don’t be a hater.”


Contents
August 5, 2013    |     Volume LXV, No. 14

Articles
Features
  • Face of the lawless bureaucracy.
  • Obama’s end-run around the Senate, and the Constitution.
  • Felix Rodriguez, freedom fighter and patriot.
  • Hospitals are to blame for obscene health-care costs.
Books, Arts & Manners
  • Charles Crawford reviews Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography: From Grantham to the Falklands, by Charles Moore .
  • Daniel Foster reviews The Founding Conservatives: How a Group of Unsung Heroes Saved the American Revolution, by David Lefer.
  • Edward Feser reviews Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism, by Robert P. George.
  • Florence King reviews Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch, by Barbara A. Perry.
  • Ross Douthat reviews Joss Whedon’s film Much Ado About Nothing.
Sections
The Long View  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Athwart  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Poetry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Happy Warrior  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .