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  1. I was not particularly impressed by Weigel’s piece. It felt like he had skimmed over Hanby’s article and then squeezed his perennial hobby-horses into a half-relevant response. He didn’t even deal with the most far-reaching of Hanby’s conclusions, just ignored them. But then again, I’m not sure what else I should have expected.

    1. Yeah, Weigel is lest gung-ho than he used to be, but he’s still latched tightly to the hope that movement conservatism can save us all. I am surprised they even still give him a seat at the table.

  2. On his TAC blog Rod says, It is far more important to me to preserve the faith than to preserve liberal democracy and the American order.

    Seems to me it’s a good idea to have some sort of order already in place to underwrite preserving the faith before glibly dispensing with the American order which does that job now, even if it does so imperfectly by the standards of some. Of course, Rod Dreher has an online history of expecting others to supply the order protecting him from bullies and other such travails, but then those narratives themselves always seem to end unsuccessfully in tears for him. It’s just sort of awkward and probably unworkable to boldly stand up for others being brave for you at your command.

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