Posts Tagged Progressivism
I love essays. I love the essays of E.B. White and Joseph Epstein. Some authors who have fine bodies of work in other fields, I know mostly through their essays: Cynthia Ozick and Stephen King come to mind. They are enough to stimulate, while leaving enough room as an exercise to reader to keep from totally satisfying.
Every year, I try to get a hold of the latest Best American Essays edition. Yesterday, with serious CFA studying closed to me because I can’t take notes or work problems, I hauled up the 2007 number. There I found Loaded, an essay by one Garret Keizer, in favor of gun rights. What makes the essay interesting is that, as a self-proclaimed Progressive, he argues in favor of basic self-reliance, the necessity of firearms in lightly-policed rural areas, and the racial history of gun-control laws. Make no mistake, Mr. Keizer is pro-gun.