Comforting the comfortable, afflicting the afflicted

[I]n the 21st century, we must … contend with a new phenomenon: right-wing intellectuals, now deeply critical of their own societies, who have begun paying court to right-wing dictators who dislike America. And their motives are curiously familiar. All around them, they see degeneracy, racial mixing, demographic change, political correctness,” same-sex marriage, religious decline. The America that they actually inhabit no longer matches the white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant America that they remember, or think they remember. And so they have begun to look abroad, seeking to find the spiritually unified, ethnically pure nations that, they imagine, are morally stronger than their own. Nations, for example, such as Russia.

Anne Applebaum (emphasis added).

If you get the feeling that Applebaum is out to assassinate her foes rather than convert them, and to affirm those are comfy-cozy at home in Weimerica, you’d be right.

She really should take up screenwriting for B flicks.

December 14, 2019

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