American Consequences - June 2018

From Editor in Chief P.J. O’Rourke


They are the “Coastals” – the enlightened, the progressive, the sensitive, the inclusive, the hip, the aware, the woke . You can tell Coastals from “Heartlanders” the way you can tell... • Theories from Practices • Ideas from Actions • Words from Deeds • The Harvard football team from Alabama’s Crimson Tide The defining feature of Coastals is that they know so much more than we do. (Ignoring, of course, Coastals feeding straw to the horse

hey infest the metropolises of the Left Coast and the Eastern Seaboard and they swarm the atolls-of-the-trendy in between... You find them in Ann Arbor, Michigan... Austin, Texas... Boulder, Colorado... all the other places where the smell of pot is stronger than the smell of factory smoke, crop fertilizer, heavy equipment diesel fumes, or the sweat of hard work... They know all about organic, sustainable, non- GMO, pesticide-free, fair-traded, locavore, artisanal, gluten-free, hypoallergenic, and vegan. But they don’t know hay from straw...

6 June 2018

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