If you have "no place to go," come here!

Richard Posner, class of 2009


NOTE For Brad DeLong's brilliant "class of" formulation, see here. Clue stick: Realizing by 2009 that the Conservative movement is intellectually and morally bankrupt puts Posner just a tad on the slow side.

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Submitted by okanogen on

Richard Sattler's comment at that site was amusing:

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." — John Stuart Mill

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” –John Kenneth Galbraith

Obviously there is no golden age of conservative “intellectualism.”

The JKG quote is the more compelling.

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Submitted by a little night ... on


And the truth is that the Reaganauts were a pretty grotesque bunch too.

So much for Ronnie's "good ideas". Why so shrill?