Tuesday, June 18, 2024

A Thing I Try To Avoid But May Be Caught Up In

As a polemicist, I consider idées fixes ... dangerous. While a single answer to every question has its attractions, it seems unlikely and also represents a risk of becoming boring.

But lately damn near every topic/issue I write on seems to boil down, in the end, to the problem of moral panic.

Am I onto something, or just letting myself get obsessed with a one-size-fits-all "answer?"

Post-It Note

One of my recent Garrison Center columns appears in today's New York Post, edited down to "letter to the editor" length (they asked my permission to do the editing, but didn't need to since all my stuff goes instantly into the public domain).


Wordle 1095 Hint

Hint: Today's Wordle is US Marine Corps slang for "hat." 

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First Letter: C