October 21, 2009

It’s the Truth That Hurts

From the Shoq Value website, by way of the William K. Wolfrum Chronicles:

Best Letter to Editor, ever!

To Washington Post Letters:

Steven F. Hayward wrote: “The single largest defect of modern conservatism, in my mind, is its insufficient ability to challenge liberalism at the intellectual level. . . .”


The single largest defect of modern conservatism is that it has ruined the nation.

Conservatives do not have ideas; they have interests.

Conservatives are not “thinkers”; they are rationalizers who give an intellectual gloss to their belief that an alliance of predatory businesspeople and religious extremists should rule the rest of us.

The wreckage caused by modern conservatism lies all around us, and speaks for itself: If conservatism isn’t dead, it should be.


From the Washington Post, October 9, 2009.

Thanks, Mr. Rosen. It’s a shame the members of our so-called ‘liberal’ party don’t repeat these points at every chance.


  1. Great post, RS! Short and to the point. Worse yet are the neo-conservatives that took these regressive ideas to an extreme and bankrupted this nation. If there were a hell, they’d have first class reservations in it.

    Comment by Greg in cheeseland — October 22, 2009 @ 12:02 am

  2. I’m such a spammer:

    Comment by Rainlander — October 25, 2009 @ 1:23 am

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