A reader wrote last night:
Along with my donation to VFR, I’d like to give you an explanation of why I’m sending it. For a casual follower of political affairs such as myself, I’ve always felt dissatisfied with the tenor of most political commentary. So much political debate (online or otherwise) seems superficial and unsatisfying, either because it’s silly, or partisan, or else steeped in a kind of “pragmatic” attitude towards every issue. It is rare to find commentators willing to keep track of recurring themes or attempt to draw general truths and fit them into a broader scheme. I’ve found so much political talk to be structured this way—avoid philosophizing at all costs.I thanked the reader very much, and told him he had pointed out some things about VFR that no had said before, and that I had never said to myself.
Laura Wood writes:
That was a very vile compliment you received. Vile sycophancy at its finest. It was all true. If anything, it was an understatement. But I’m worried. You’re not going to get Narcissism Personality Disorder, are ya’?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 27, 2010 11:15 AM | Send