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Monday, April 06, 2015

Jonah Goldberg: fan of the state of emergency

We knew that Jonah Goldberg didn't really mean any of that crap he wrote in Liberal Fascism when he didn't resign from National Review in support of John Derbyshire. Here, he proves it again:

And third, substantively saying the Civil Rights acts were unnecessary is sort of like saying to someone who escaped a burning building: “You, know, you really didn’t have to throw that chair through the plate-glass window to get out.” In other words, it treats an extremely exigent moment in American history as if it were amenable to solutions spit-balled in an endless college seminar.

It was fine to blow apart the Constitution, and to institute a racial-caste society on blacks' behalf; because The World Can't Wait. And you shouldn't mention it because feelbad.

TL;DR on the rest of Goldberg's column. I tried reading further but he was just renegotiating the price, to paraphrase Churchill.

UPDATE 4/8 - Not a lot of self-awareness at NRO.

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