A few snapshots from the Defending the American Dream summit,
On bloggers’ row:
Emily Zanotti and the bloggers
Right now we’re all asking, What the hey is wrong with Chris Buckley?? Here he is, saying,
Dear Pup once said to me, “You know, I’ve spent my entire life time separating the Right from the kooks.”
Well, Chris separated from the Right… indeed.
Richard Miniter dropped by bloggers’ row and I asked him what did he make of the Buckley statement?
Richard says that Christopher Buckley went ot Hampshire College, and despite the Buckley name doesn’t have the Buckley ideas, and he swims with the intellectual elite that is given to fads.
We then talked about how there’s been a shift in the quality of intellectual and political elites. For instance, C. Buckley and others are taking astrology seriously. In other times common sense and learning were a basis for rationality, and an education meant you had read a set of books; now an education is a piece of paper.