October 23, 2017

An Innocent Abroad – Bookworm’s Cruise Journal!

At the request of my good friend Bookworm, I’m reposting her account of an NRO Cruise she’s embarked on . Enjoy!

 

Last night was lovely. Despite the fact that National Review was a #NeverTrump bastion, there’s a palpable sense of relief that Hillary is not in the White House.

Also, unlike the Leftists, conservatives — at least #NeverTrump conservatives — know how to handle defeat with grace. Incidentally, as best as I can tell from a random sampling of conversations with a handful people, those who came for the cruise are Trump supporters.

I suspect that, even though National Review is anything but an Ivory Tower (and thank goodness for that), the difference in outlook between guests and NR staff reflects the fact that the latter lived in a self-reinforcing environment, while the rest of us are out in the world reaching decisions without having to intellectualize everything.

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