Andrew Klavan and Queen Victoria – posted by [Peter Robinson] @ The Corner @ NRO
Today on Uncommon Knowledge, novelist and screenwriter Andrew Klavan, author of the new thriller, Empire of Lies, explains why he’s no longer a liberal:
The thing I like best about being a conservative is that I don’t have to lie. I don’t have to pretend that men and women are the same. I don’t have to declare that failed or oppressive cultures are as good as mine.
Leftism has outlived its own failure by hiding itself within the most labyrinthine construct of social delicacy since Victoria was queen.
To watch that Victorian contsruct of social delicacy being utterly demolished — brilliantly and merrily — click here.
Posted by E!!
on August 27, 2008
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“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to
live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same
time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn,
burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders
across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop
and everybody goes “Awww!” –Jack Kerouac