A reader who had it with VFR

I just came across an entry from August 2010 in which a self-described long-time reader explained why he was no longer going to read VFR. His complaints with me came down to two points: “your insistence that you are the sole judge of what constitutes acceptable opinion on the traditional right,” and my condemnation of anti-Semites on the right. As I said to the reader, I do not set myself up as the sole judge of anything, but I do believe in standards, and the upholding of standards is the essence of intellectual leadership as well as of true conservatism. Typical of so many “conservatives” today who are really libertarians and nominalists, the reader was offended at the very idea of someone articulating and upholding standards.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 08, 2012 10:46 PM | Send

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