Today on, Rod Dreher considered the finer points of Mitt Romney and White Horse prophecy, and explained why the marriage debate is now about religious freedom. Philip Giraldi analyzed the Syrian situation, called for a sober, anti-interventionist tract, and Alfred W. McCoy looked into the future of the full-scale weaponization of space. Meanwhile, Ron Unz considered the GOP’s need to diversify its base. Daniel Larison discussed how the Republican Party can re-capture the flag on foreign policy, and Scott Galupo assessed early fiscal cliff negotiations. With the conversation continuing on upper-middle brow art and music, and the blame game ensuing between the Tea and the third partiers, Alan Jacobs testified that it is what students read that has the deepest and most lasting effect on their lives.