Ed Driscoll


SAME OLD SONG AND DANCE: Jonah Goldberg’s latest column on National Review Online is about the left’s use of arguments left over from 1968 against attacking Iraq. He starts with a great story, one I have to file away for future reference:

I can’t remember where I read it or even who said it, but an old story keeps popping into my head. A former leftist-turned-conservative (from the old Partisan Review crowd, I think) encounters an unreconstructed lefty at a party. The lefty starts spouting all kinds of silliness about capitalist robber barons or American imperialism or some such. The conservative responds, “Your arguments are so old, I’ve forgotten the answer to them.”