Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Bill Buckley on THE SOPRANOS

Language and thought are reduced to nothing but instruments for evil, and so evil itself (murder etc.) is trivialized. And the creator, in his devilish integrity, refused to offer us moral relief, but only the promise that what he’s given us will go on and on.

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Buckley: Instead, you were reminded by that blank screen that that kind of thing goes on and on, and reminded, also, of its bewitching power to entertain a spellbound, onanistic audience.

And with that observation, Buckely justifies my never having viewed a single episode of the Sopranos. When I need a dose of evil, I just dial in the Senate on C-SPAN. That kind of thing, too, goes on and on ...

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