The Party of Ideas

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Jeff Jacoby, who's always struck me as a Boston liberal's caricature of what a conservative would sound like, complains that liberals don't like debate: "From school vouchers to stem cell research to racial preferences to torture, the American right bubbles with debate and disagreement, while the left, for all its talk about 'diversity,' rarely seems to show any." I'll just agree with John Holbo that "turning the fact that Republicans can’t agree that torture is wrong into an intellectual virtue is a lame attempt to lipstick the pig."