This week on theamericanconservative.com, Daniel McCarthy remembered Gore Vidal, Bill Kauffman celebrated Vidal’s Selected Essays, and Scott Galupo reflected on the last republican’s contradictions. Galupo appreciated the futility of fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, and Rod Dreher suggested that writers — like the offender Jonah Lehrer — are insane. Jordan Bloom considered Republican hypocrisy on sequestered defense cuts, and Michael Brendan Dougherty lost his old town.
Britain abolished itself, liberals engaged in a disingenuous debate about religion, Romney imitated a mannequin, the GOP establishment welcomed Ted Cruz, and the Chick-fil-A brouhaha reminded Dreher of Woodstock. Repository item on how to read a book here. TAC classic on high church conservatism here.