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Dean Wormer & American Politics

“This is the situation now. One political party is dangerous and the other is stupid.” — An unnamed US Catholic cardinal, talking to Russell Shaw about American politics.

Which is which, do you think? I am thinking of a revised version of Dean Wormer’s immortal advice, to wit: “Fat, dangerous, and stupid is no way to go through life, Washington.”


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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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