Jul 16, 2011
commented on An Apology
I presume from your name that you and I are fellow Scots-Americans. The courtesy of your response would be de rigueur in Edinburgh or the Highlands and might even draw some faint applause in hard-assed Glasgow, despite the once-rich country's insane infatuation with socialism. As first generation out of Glasgow, I salute your gentlemanliness. I write as one born into the heart of the Democrat Party, my maternal grandmother (born 1880) having been the first chairwoman of the party in our county. My entire large family deserted the party in disgust over Carter. I worked as an editor for a Marxist publisher and am thoroughly conversant, alas, with the best literature of the Left, I caution you that you sail in dangerous waters if your views in general attract the deranged scum writing here. Since you are trying out the classical tongue, however incorrectly, let me modify Wren's epitaph in St Paul's a mite: Si queris rationem, circumspice.