We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The New Criterion does not always make friends in the Liberal, Anti-Dubya and all around beat up the Conservatives playground but what the hell sometimes "ya gotta do what ya gotta do." Although this piece on Berkeley was reported in 2002, it hasn't changed much. All the liberal thinkers and Berkeley grads might want to skip this link.
Here at Maggie's Farm we don't feel we have space to highlight every worthy blogger, but one has to give credit when credit is due. Here is another reason to like the Midwest - the land of nice people with good values.
A quote from his recent post, which sounds like Mr. Grim's My Back Pages:
"Etienne Gilson once remarked that "politics is the concern of the quarter-educated." Well, I think he overstated things a bit, but I do have to agree that I'm getting tired and bored of politics. There are plenty of bloggers around to comment on politics. But what is sorely needed is a voice for high art and culture. It's my metier and what I am going to focus on in the future. There are several reasons for this. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Conservatives have largely won the debate on religion/morality and completely dominate the field concerning politics and the economy. But where conservatives (from neo-con to paleo-con and from the religious right to freethinkers) have greatly failed in is the debate on culture and aesthetics. Conservatives have largely abandoned the cultural/aesthetic side of the equation to the loony left...and with dire consequences.