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October 19, 2007

NRO Spat On Immigration

And Jeff Goldstein weighs in.

I think Goldstein has it about right. Mark Krikorian expresses a general discomfort with all large scale immigrations at this point in our anti-assimiliation history, egal or illegal, and John Podheretz (again) accuses him of arguing in bad faith, as well as attacking many conservatives as nativist and dishonest in their rhetoric.

As Goldstein notes, Podhertz and many of of the Amnestias have a bad habit of adopting the left's language, rhetoric, and stance of moral cleanliness whenever confronting someone who disagrees with them.

To tell the truth, sometimes I lapse into this too. There's a reason the left employs the tactics they do -- they're easy, cheap, emotionally bullying and effective. "Nativist" is just another way to say "racist," after all.


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