I’ve had a lot of email, most of it generous, about my Thursday piece on Ta-Nehisi Coates and Maya Angelou. Thanks to all who wrote in.
(Just to re-post the standard disclaimer on email: Everything non-abusive is read and appreciated (and, where suitable, plagiarized). I reply as time permits, which it doesn’t always. I’m currently batting about .500 on replies.)
Content aside, Jared’s piece is elegantly written. I particularly savored his deployment of the British verb “to swan.”
I become sad and angry when I think of fine journalistic talents like Jared and Steve Sailer pushed out to the cultural margins for their heterodox opinions while third-raters like Coates and Richard Cohen have major platforms to babble from.
As I have observed before, it is one of the great governing principles of the human world: Gold sinks, but poop floats.