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Conservative Encyclopedia Omits O’Reilly, Coulter, Norquist

Posted on Jun 21, 2006
Conservative encyclopedia
From the N.Y. Times

American Conservatism: The encyclopedia is 997 pages long.

It seems that the editors of this massive tome have some taste and intellectual integrity.

N.Y. Times:

WASHINGTON, June 20 ? It has red states and blond pundits; home schoolers and The Human Life Review; originalists, monetarists, federalists and evangelists; and no shortage of people named Kristol.

Now American conservatism can claim another mark of distinction: an encyclopedia all its own.

It is a big deal, in terms literal ? 997 pages ? and metaphorical. Few insults have stung the movement’s thinkers as much as the barb from Lionel Trilling, the literary critic, who said conservatives had no ideas, “just irritable mental gestures.”

A half-century later, 251 contributors have weighed in, not so irritably, with a four-pound response.


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By Gary, November 29, 2006 at 9:28 pm Link to this comment
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Ian you are a satanic and moronic idiot. Fred Phelps actually serves the same spirit as you, Satan, and needs to turn to Jesus and repent just as much as you do. Unreal possessed individuals like you will never be able to have any sense of balance in your demented twisted minds. May God have mercy upon your wicked demented soul.

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By Ian, June 21, 2006 at 8:52 pm Link to this comment
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Sorry, they’re just embarrassed by their bastard children. Might as well throw the Rev. Fred Phelps into the mix too. This is no different than hiding your crippled child in the basement.

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