“Censorship?” (A symposium), The Weekly Standard, August 23, 1999.


For years now, conservatives have been waiting for “the people” to rise up against the institutional elites who have imposed their culture on us. But the people can’t be bothered. There are many reasons for this. They are too busy working, worrying, drinking, and watching television. Or they are simply intimidated by the learned academics who advise them to “go with the flow.” Or they really don’t mind a dash of pornography in their lives. (Topless bars are full of people who vote Republican.) Or they are God-fearing folk who are so busy insulating their lives of their families—and with a fair degree of success—against this decadent culture that they have no time and energy left to fight it.

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