Ed Driscoll

Bleeding Heart Conservatives and the Reactionary Left

We’ve linked to other articles and posts about how reactionary the left has become. But few that make so powerful a case as this Weekly Standard piece by David Gelernter, which equates the left’s ambivalence about upending the hell that was Saddam Hussein’s Iraq with the ambivalence of liberal New Yorkers to react when Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death on a New York street 40 years ago.

Speaking of the reactionary left, Gelernter’s article makes a potent bookend with James Lileks’ Monday Bleat, as he shames AP, Wallace Shawn and Art Spiegelman to look at the horror they’re willing to dismiss so readily.