E.G. Smith

About E.G. Smith

E.G. Smith is a writer who lives and works in Washington, D.C. and a former student, in Claremont, of Harry V. Jaffa.

This Election Year is No Time for Gentlemen

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"?