on conservative leftism

“How, exactly, are you a conservative? And why?” Since I’ve begun to associate with (and admire) more men and women on the left than the right, this question has become more frequent and urgent. Frankly, I think it’s the wrong question to ask -- and demonstrates, paradoxically, why I remain a conservative. But it belies…Read more on conservative leftism


monstrous love

What language fails to render, always, is the quiet solitude of pain. Our impulse is to massage away pain and ugliness, act as if the state is temporary if there is in fact no palliative. Our impulse also is to avoid the authentic, monstrous imperfection of love. "You became a real bitch when you turned…Read more monstrous love