From an Angry Reader:


Read your piece LA Times this a.m., then another in National Review.
Big, sweeping rhetorical claims and attendant slamming- mostly about progressives trajectory. Your type of policy wonk rap is common and toothless. Evidence specific? Not.
Easy to see why you’re just a fellow.
DeToqueville…read his work recently?


Victor Davis Hanson’s Reply:

Dear Angry Reader CRD,

I would like to offer you a coherent reply but your Angry Reader rant is unfortunately childish.

Please cite in detail “rhetorical claims” and “slamming,” rather than just emoting. What is “wonk rap”?  You ask for something called “evidence specific” but supply none. What is “not.” I don’t know what “just a fellow” means? I have read Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution; he is quite good on the impracticality of the Left and the dangerous extremism posed by radical democracy and impractical ranters and zealots.

Sincerely, VDH

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