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Is ours a "Christian nation" or not? A concise post followed by some very interesting comments appeared on Majikthise the other day. I find myself in accord with the commenter Tristero, who argues that the United States is actually two countries, one overlapping the other, and that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land in only one of them. He also laments the fact that liberals have spent no time studying fundamentalists. Understandable, no doubt, but such ignorance has become an unaffordable luxury.

I had a look at the opposition, today, thanks to a link to Wizbang, Nicely peaceable logo, eh? And I soon noticed, going through some of the comments, that grammar-and-spelling standards somewhat sub-par. But what par would that be?

Something new on Portico: a consideration of Curtis White's The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves. The book has been around for a while but I found it in the "New Paperbacks" section at St Mark's Books not long ago, and picked it up. Flipping through it, I remembered the essay of the same name that was reprinted in Harper's in 2002. The Middle Mind proved to be an exasperating read, because Mr White is, not to put too fine a point on it, righteously pissed off. 

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