Conservatives: Beware Krohn's Syndrome

James V. Capua
I feel compelled to say a word in defense of the now seventeen year-old Jonathan Krohn, erstwhile conservative wunderkind, who apparently at 13 wrote a book, Defining Conservatism, that people actually bought. (One can only conclude that the purchasers of this curiosity agreed with the reaction of Samuel Johnson to a phenomenal talking dog being exhibited at a London pub: what was remarkable was the dog making the attempt at all.)  Notwithstanding whatever buyer's remorse he engendered among conservatives, Jonathan very properly concluded that he'd be invited to way cooler parties by emphasizing his current aspiration to  study philosophy and filmmaking at NYU than he would trying to  impress the girls with stories of hanging with Bill Bennett and  Sean Hannity. Hey, not a problem. Much more serious, however, are the widespread adult manifestations of what now can be called Krohn's Syndrome: putting a personal agenda ahead of the cause. A pubescent cicerone...(Read Full Post)

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