A few weeks ago I met a man with backwards feet. This was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, halfway through a vacation in Southeast Asia. It was at a dingy old-school gym with rusty weights and a corrugated tin roof that made a thunderous racket when it rained. A frail, middle-aged man sat at a counter
Relax. It's a metaphor. “This is a revolution, dammit! We're going to have to offend somebody!” — John Adams, 1776 After this election, conservatism is washed up . . . and it's about time. The word itself was never very useful. Remember when the New York Times would refer to the most hard core Marxists in the Kremlin as "conservatives"?