Pat Buchanan roasted the failed financial elite, Robert P. Murphy dismantled the myth of wartime prosperity, and R.J. Stove praised an Anglican who fought for Catholics. Scott Galupo solicited TAC reader opinion on spoiled children, and Samuel Goldman sought the value of college. Rod Dreher wondered if we need an intellectual capital, understood Episcopalian loyalty, looked forward to linguistic experiences in France, and chewed over avocados and babies. Noah Millman returned for a bit, analyzed the GOP’s health care politics, and endorsed Elizabeth Warren, and reviewed Death of a Salesman.
Daniel Larison refused Romney as the epitome of traditionalism, laughed at Romney’s political goals in Europe, explored the Goode effect in Virginia, discounted hawkish interest, dodged the draft, and took note of Islamist victories. Scott McConnell supported a Ron Paul aide against pro-Israel Democrats.