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A Reader Ponders Pat and Population
From: Professor Christian Kopff, Boulder CO
Congratulations to Paul Gottfried for his piece on Pope Jonah. Traditionally a true prophet is known by the fulfillment of his vaticinations and the day before the piece appeared (and, naturally, some time after it was written) National Review Online published Jonah Goldberg's article "Islamic Rites: Why Muslims Need a Pope."
This article is important for a number of reasons.
"By almost every definition of the Left today – to the extent such definitions are applicable – the Protestant reformation and revolts were conservative events…. But reformers without restraint are not reformers, they're radicals."
Luther was both conservative (I agree here) and radical. The objection to both shows the pink panties of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s Vital Center liberalism under the Neo-Conservative miniskirt. "Conservatism" for the NRO crowd means defending the Roosevelt regime and it no longer disguises its contempt for the average American conservative, two-thirds of whom are Protestants.
April 11, 2002