Ed Driscoll

NEWS THAT EXPLAINS OUR WORLD

Dennis Prager observes a jaw-dropping quote from the New York Times:

In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, William F. Buckley Jr., on the occasion of his taking leave from National Review, the magazine he founded 50 years ago, was asked a series of questions. Needless to say, given the politics of The New York Times and its interviewer, the questions were nearly all challenging. But nothing quite prepared a reader for this one:

“You seem indifferent to suffering. Have you ever suffered yourself?”

In one sentence, a New York Times interviewer summed up the liberal view of conservatives — “indifferent to suffering.” As I have long believed, in general, conservatives think liberals are fools and liberals think conservatives are evil.

Ronald Reagan frequently called himself a National Review conservative. He ended the Cold War and freed hundreds of millions from the literal and figurative Gulag that was the Soviet Union. With National Review, Bill Buckley virtually created the modern conservative movement.

If it were up to the Times, the Soviet Union, Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein would all still be in power.

Tell me again who seems indifferent to suffering.