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April 9, 2012

Re: Derb - By Mark Steyn

The Left is pretty clear about its objectives on everything from climate change to immigration to gay marriage:
Rather than win the debate, they’d just as soon shut it down. They’ve had great success in shrinking the bounds of public discourse, and rendering whole areas of public policy all but undiscussable. In such a climate, my default position is that I’d rather put up with whatever racist/sexist/homophobic/Islamophobic/whateverphobic excess everybody’s got the vapors about this week than accept ever tighter constraints on “acceptable” opinion. The latter kills everything, not least the writing skills of the ideologically conformist: Note how cringe-makingly limp the Derbyshire “satires” are, even in the marquee publications. The net result of Derb’s summary execution by NR will be further to shrivel the parameters, and confine debate in this area to ever more unreal fatuities. -- The Corner - National Review Online

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 9, 2012 1:40 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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