I signed up to American Spectator's website a while ago so that I could post a comment.
It was on one of their wonderful articles about how the heaving masses of the poor should all be grateful for rich people, because of economics.
You know, one of those insightful pieces about how pleased we should all be at just how rich some people are, in case we get rich like them one day, even as they work every hour God sends to prevent this from ever happening.
So I didn't realize, but I ended up on their mailing list, and looked what turned up this morning, from R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jnr. himself:
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The American Spectator