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New Frank Wilhoit in 2018
He secured a kind of immortality with this observation in a comment thread at the “Crooked Timber” blog:
Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit:

There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.

There is nothing more or else to it, and there never has been, in any place or time.
cordially,
Expand Edited by rcareaga Dec. 14, 2020, 05:52:01 PM EST
New 's what I sed, innit?
But yeah. I just had a tad more detail.
New He had a tad more detail in the comment, Rand just quoted the quotable part
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Drew
New I keed, I keed.
New Is "Wilhoit's Law" on Wikipedia yet?
Well, I just submitted the draft page. We'll see.
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Drew
New Not Wiki yet but Google gets a variety of other sites: this pithiest-yet ∑ gots Legs already.
Good Show! drook
New DeLong has a pointer to the full comment.
It's just as good.

https://crookedtimber.org/2018/03/21/liberals-against-progressives/#comment-729288

Wilhoit occasionally comments on DeLong's blog and Balloon-Juice as well. He's a sharp cookie.

Cheers,
Scott.
New Was a professor of political science
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Drew
Expand Edited by drook Dec. 14, 2020, 11:55:50 PM EST
New Back from the dead?
Son? Some other relation? No relation?

This one is a "contemporary classical" musician, among other things.

https://www.broadheath.com/

:-)

Cheers,
Scott.
New Whoops, didn't notice the dates
I'm guessing a son.
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Drew
New Moonlighted as a detective in Oxford.
WP:
Wilhoit lived alone, and he was an opera aficionado.
BTW, DrooK: No mention of any family, the sentence quoted above is all it says about his personal life, so I'm guessing composer and aphorist Frank is not a son. (If anything, "lived alone" feels like "confirmed bachelor", i.e. code for "closeted gay".)
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   Christian R. Conrad
The Man Who Apparently Still Knows Fucking Everything


Mail: Same username as at the top left of this post, at iki.fi
     Speculation - (rcareaga) - (17)
         Anent your last.. - (Ashton) - (14)
             Conservatism is authoritarianism - (pwhysall) - (13)
                 A theory doesn't have to be true to be useful - (drook) - (1)
                     Given the proven ~40% functionally illiterate: That's a Wrap! :-/ - (Ashton)
                 Frank Wilhoit in 2018 - (rcareaga) - (10)
                     's what I sed, innit? - (pwhysall) - (2)
                         He had a tad more detail in the comment, Rand just quoted the quotable part -NT - (drook) - (1)
                             I keed, I keed. -NT - (pwhysall)
                     Is "Wilhoit's Law" on Wikipedia yet? - (drook) - (1)
                         Not Wiki yet but Google gets a variety of other sites: this pithiest-yet ∑ gots Legs already. - (Ashton)
                     DeLong has a pointer to the full comment. - (Another Scott) - (4)
                         Was a professor of political science - (drook) - (3)
                             Back from the dead? - (Another Scott) - (1)
                                 Whoops, didn't notice the dates - (drook)
                             Moonlighted as a detective in Oxford. - (CRConrad)
         Expect to see this come up ... - (drook)
         cuomo has been decrying trump/pence for years, consequences? not so much -NT - (boxley)

It's their own fault! If they wanted to break the law without consequences, they should have gone into banking.
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