Turn of Phrase

One of the great oddities, and tragedies, of American life, however, is that the extreme right has only been sporadically quarantined from the reasonable right. Having become accustomed to using the extreme right for non-extreme purposes, American Republicans seem to be in sporadic denial about the necessity of the American equivalent of a republican front, French-style. They engage in elaborate rituals of denial.

Via New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, who can always be counted on to offer deeply insightful analysis wrapped in vivid prose.

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