Tell Me Who Your Friends Are, I'll Tell You Who You Are

The only thing RC2 disagrees with Ben Stein about in his column about the New Yorker's chummy treatment of a man who helped plan the Tet Offensive is his statement towards the end that the author of the story Stein is commenting on is, "a fine writer but a man whose piece lacks any moral compass at all."

There's a moral compass. It just doesn't point North.

Parenthetically, one of the most instructive aspects of JPG's public witness was his deep patriotism. Was there ever a person more truly a "citizen of the world?" And yet he never considered it beneath him to be fully and passionately what he was: a Pole. How tiresome cosmopolitanism is, and how much evil has been overlooked in its name in the past 100 years.