Monday's HOT MIC
I'm not entirely against ideology, Paula. I'll play the game if I have to. Maybe I'd put it the way EM Forster did about democracy, to which he gave two cheers in his famous book of essays. Two Cheers for Ideology. Sure, it's great, but it only takes you so far. Conditions change. Also, what appears to be one way on the surface is very often the opposite beneath. One of my favorite quotes form William Morris (not the agent, the English designer) goes like this: "Men fight and lose the battle, and thing they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes out not to be what they meant, other men have to fight for what they meant under another name."
Nice, no? On another matter, I was happy to see Scaramouche go. Anyone on the right who would trust The New Yorker (?!) is either a nitwit or an illiterate.