Polemics & Exchanges

On Culture War Strategies

Many thanks for Roger McGrath’s, Joe Guzzardi’s, and Myles Kantor’s pieces in your September issue.  Rather than heaping lofty, obscurantist scorn on various currents, they actually wrestle with glaring, concrete issues, which suggests proper strategies for waging the culture war instead of merely talking about it.  For instance, it does no good merely to criticize allies when they are generally in your favor and only need instruction rather than backbiting.

Mr. Kantor (Cultural Revolutions) raises specific objections to Title VII and the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” that lie at the very roots of our current confusions.  Solution?  Repeal!

Dr. McGrath (“Tales From the Politically Correct Crypt,” Views) tells of the familiar authoritarian/reform-liberalism now infecting the once-mighty university, from whence issue indoctrinated, ignorant, unread graduates who need instruction in Western civilization.

And Joe Guzzardi (“Ignorance Is Bliss,” Reviews) reveals the glaring irony of the times, the total...

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