And anyway, our side is Johnny Appleseed, H.L. Mencken, Dorothy Day, and Paul Goodman. Their side is LBJ, McGeorge Bundy, MacArchibald MacLapdog MacLeish, and Dick Cheney. Yeah, we’re losing 27-1 in the bottom of the eighth, but we have a hell of a lot more fun on our bench than they do on theirs. (The stakes, admittedly, are higher than I would like. If we win, everybody goes home. If they win, the world blows up—in fire and ice, paid for by the U.S. taxpayer.) ~Bill Kauffman
Via Clark Stooksbury
Mr. Kauffman begins on a suitably reactionary note by rejecting the term blog because of its cacophonous quality. As Daniel McCarthy notes, Mr. Kauffman doesn’t like the phrase “ordered liberty.” Normally I would object to this, but I’m looking forward to what the Radicals have to say, so I won’t quibble. For my part, I will say that I’ve never liked the libertarian phrase “spontaneous order,” which sounds like the kind of order that has suddenly burst into flames.