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John Grisham Reads Soggy Sweat

Peter K. sends along the video clip above, in which Mississippi writer John Grisham reads Judge Soggy Sweat’s famous Whiskey Speech. Grisham was once a law clerk for the great Judge Sweat, whose Whiskey Speech was a masterpiece of political doubletalk. The speech itself begins at the 5 minute mark, but you’ll want to hear what comes before it, I think.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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