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“Wolfe’s essay is an intellectual embarrassment of the first order: Smug, dishonest, slipshod, ignorant, and willfully obtuse. Like much of what its author has produced of late, it’s less interested in discrediting Kirk than in discrediting the political persuasion he represents, an American conservatism that Wolfe considers either ‘irrelevant in the face of history,’ borderline fascist, or (most likely) both. It’s also about 6,000 words long.”
— Ross Douthat, writing on “The Long Sneer,” Tuesday in the Atlantic Online at www.theatlantic.com
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