John Leo Says Goodbye
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John Leo is retiring, and has filed a farewell column, [Thanks for letting me be part of the conversation, August 13, 2006]although he'll be setting up a webpage at, (not live yet.) He's the author of Two Steps Ahead of the Thought Police, By's standard's not that close to the line, David Brock doesn't spend as much time denouncing him as he does denouncing us, but Leo has said some things that the New York Times wouldn't, and he's been a valuble resource in the media.

Here are some samples, from just the last six months:

And finally this

In his 1995 book "The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy," the late Christopher Lasch argued that America's political and cultural elites had opened up a gap between themselves and ordinary Americans. "Many of them have ceased to think of themselves as Americans in any important sense, implicated in America's destiny for better or worse," he wrote. They are increasingly detached from their fellow citizens and drawn to an international culture, Lasch said, or what we would today call a transnational culture.Transnationalists" don't take immigration reform seriously

Read the whole thing; there won't be any more John Leo columns for a while.

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