What a wonderful stew of Conservative chatter ,that only Mr. Douthat can throw together, and still maintain any notion of the coherent, as he puts his various ingredients into the pot. He then applies intellectual heat, of a kind, to make this melange come to a rolling political boil!
Should we readers, in our astonishment at the power of Mr. D. to bring these disparate elements together and give it a meaning, again, of a kind, and produce a dish that barely passes as appetizing?
Another question: should the regular readers of Mr. D.’s thought experiments, on his blog, file the idea of Libertarian Populism under the same category of one of his other singular ideas Policy Entrepreneurship? Surely not a burning question but one that needs asking.