Long periods of peace and quiet favor certain optical illusions. Among them is the assumption that the invulnerability of the home is founded upon the Constitution and safe-guarded by it. In reality, it rests upon the father of the family who, accompanied by his sons, appears with an ax on the threshold of his dwelling. -- Ernst Junger
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
A void is created
William F. Buckley, perhaps the most erudite speaker on behalf of conservatism, has died at the age of 82. Farewell, sir. We shall miss your wise counsel.