Our Discreet Capital
The separation of wheat from chaff occurs commonly at elite high schools near the city, but those who experience it usually only recognize it—often painfully—in retrospect.
The Devil’s Triangle: Mark Judge vs. the New American Stasi, by Mark Judge, Bombardier, 224 pages.
Not long after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, I met him as I was exiting a cocktail party. He held a bottle in one hand, wrapped in a napkin. I stopped him—surely I was one among many that night—and shook his free hand. When I walked to the door, I snuck a look at the label and chuckled. I murmured, not loud enough, I think, for him to hear, “We drank beer. I liked beer. Still like beer.”