The late Robert B. Parker is enjoying a literary life after death.
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Throughout his many works Parker, and his readers, also had fun at the expense of feminist, environmentalist, and food extremists. He takes the hide off of academe for the many egregious offenses there (he was in the belly of that beast for a decade). His defense of the manly virtues alone is enough to give him an ideological pass.
Spenser is all for sexual equality, but doesn’t for a second entertain the absurd modern notion that men and women, save for size, strength, and plumbing, are more or less the same. Life for Spenser is to be enjoyed as we find it and not hobbled by the fanciful abstractions that so bedevil leftists. Now that’s a TAS approach.
TAS regulars can’t spend all their time reading about unfunded mandates and other perfidies of the left. For the well-earned fiction break, I raise up the entertainments of Robert B. Parker, especially the Spenser novels. After a few hours with Spenser, hardy conservatives can return to the battle refreshed and confident.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?