Vocabulary Corner, With Featured Guest Maggie Gallagher

In her syndicated column Why I Am Not a Crunchy Con, Maggie Gallagher looks Rod Dreher’s new book, Crunchy Cons and laments the author’s lack of historical perspective:

But in his restless, dissatisfied search for Something More, Rod appears to me as less a traditionalist than a fellow postmodern, rootless, cosmopolitan American desperately seeking an identity group where he can believe and belong.

“Rootless cosmopolitan” has a nice ring to it. Where have we heard that one before?

This from the writer who saw Million Dollar Baby and mused, “I used to wonder how the Nazis readied normal Germans for legalized murder. Walking out of that dark movie theater, I don’t wonder anymore.”
Matt Haber