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Thursday, May 29, 2003
Been A Long Time, Been A Long Time, Been A Long, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely Time...
...since I posted anything.
So here's a fan-frigging-tastic piece by National Review's Jonah Goldberg, dissecting the recent NYT Magazine article about campus conservative groups, titled "The Young Hipublicans."
Goldberg writes in his article everything that I thought while I was reading the NYT thing, only he articulates it better than my brain ever could. Here is the original "Young Hipublicans" article, which I would recommend reading first, though you'll have to go through a bullshit registration thing that's free in order to read it, as you do with pretty much all of the Times' online content. It may not be worth your time to register, because after all-- it's the Times. Jonah sez:
"The condescension and astonishment we're all used to hearing from the Times has to do with the fact that even rich, spoiled, and successful liberals — like Howell Raines, to name just one — cannot fathom that liberalism is today the atrophied status quo, and that the one-time rebels are now the silly and pompous establishment they once believed they were rebelling against."
Awesome. I can't even think as good as this guy writes.
Well I can, but I don't. Write, anyways. Good, that is.