A contrast between silly and serious

Hugh compares Mark Steyn to Jonathan Chait as a demonstration of the serious and the silly. He notes

There is a vast divide between the serious and the silly. A divide that is easy to see, impossible to deny, and certain to lead to disaster if the silly are other than a source of amusement or an object of scorn.

It seems that there is a lot invested in some very silly thinking. The rationalizations and defenses get quite shrill or, as in Chait column, dripping. Fortunately, hopefully, there is notice. The history of US abandonments is available for contrast. Folks such as Hugh and others are doing more than just whisper that the emperor has no clothes. We can hope that many will notice and the serious will take charge and the silly will go back to an entertain only status.

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