Today on, Rod Dreher discovered liberty in France, contemplated the difference between conservative and liberal mindsets, and Alan Jacobs and he reflected on the contemporary relevance of Maximillien Robespierre. Jacobs also contemplated Augustine and the anatomy of evil.

Noah Millman reflected on Mitt Romney‘s Democratic appeal and analyzed the class and racial symbolism of canceling the New York Marathon in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Daniel Larison concluded that Romney’s nomination was “inevitable” and was underwhelmed by the the next generation of the GOP. Jordan Bloom reflected on marijuana legalization, Philip Giraldi noted Franklin Graham’s political opportunism, Samuel Goldman reflected on the relationship between infrastructure and the economy, and Scott Galupo took his final shot at naming the “Romney stimulus“.