Friday, October 9, 2015
All the best people still say "It is meet that we reflect" on First Things and its flapdoodle
Richard John Neuhaus (1936-2009) was a strikingly original Lutheran thinker who got orthodoxy late in life and went off the rails entirely. His magazine, First Things, has become an airless simulacrum of thought, where Anglo-Catholic white men rule the world from a club in New York where the wood is burnished by a high sheen by priest-interns, the brandy is always the best, and the wing collars are perfectly set.
It's a world where this can be published with a straight face: