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Liars think everybody is lying, cheaters think everybody else is a cheat, and self-serving political hacks who misuse their offices think that that’s just how the game is played, that everybody does it.

Kevin Daniel Williamson (born 18 September 1972) is an American conservative commentator. He is the theater critic for The New Criterion.

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To my eye, there is more American greatness in a New England town hall than in all of Washington, and more American greatness in an Oregon apple orchard or a Rotary meeting than there is in all the tanks and rockets that ever have been.
 
[E]conomic xenophobia and ordinary xenophobia always end up colliding... Europe’s anti-immigrant and ethno-nationalist movements argue that ethnic solidarity is necessary to preserve the welfare state.
  • I am grateful to the men and women of our military for their service, but armies are only expedients, necessary evils. They should be kept out of sight for the same reason I keep the guns out of sight in my home. A military parade does not display greatness—it displays power. And that may be where I most part company with our new nationalists. To my eye, there is more American greatness in a New England town hall than in all of Washington, and more American greatness in an Oregon apple orchard or a Rotary meeting than there is in all the tanks and rockets that ever have been.

Homogenity is Their Strength (2014)Edit

"Homogenity is Their Strength" (10 August 2014), National Review
  • In Sweden, diversity is not their strength. Homogeneity is.
  • Sweden’s more liberal policy toward immigrants may be judged in no small part by the Stockholm riots of 2013.

The Whitest Privilege (2015)Edit

"The Whitest Privilege" (8 July 2015), National Review
  • In reality, economic xenophobia and ordinary xenophobia always end up colliding. The nastier of Europe’s anti-immigrant and ethno-nationalist movements argue that ethnic solidarity is necessary to preserve the welfare state. Among ordinary Swedes, the topic of immigrants’ — non-Nordic people’s — relatively high rates of unemployment and welfare dependency is politically charged.

The Caste System (2018)Edit

"The Caste System" (11 September 2018), National Review
  • Progressives conceive of themselves as a caste apart, a special and specialized group of enlightened men and women whose job it is to organize other people’s lives for them, a necessity because those people are too dumb to do it for themselves.
  • Liars think everybody is lying, cheaters think everybody else is a cheat, and self-serving political hacks who misuse their offices think that that’s just how the game is played, that everybody does it.
  • Because they think of themselves as a special enlightened caste, progressives care almost nothing about process. Process is for the little people.

A Fairness Doctrine for the Internet? (2018)Edit

"A Fairness Doctrine for the Internet?" (12 September 2018), National Review
  • Facebook, Google, et al. operate in an almost uniformly Left-Democratic culture, and they heard a great deal from both organized and semi-organized efforts from progressives and left-wing organizations whose sole purpose in life is trying to discredit conservative figures and exclude conservatives from public discourse.

"Hold Them Accountable" (2018)Edit

"'Hold Them Accountable'" (19 September 2018), National Review
  • The opposite case has been made, repeatedly, throughout the history of liberalism, liberalism being the philosophy most despised by the Americans who call themselves “liberals.”

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