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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

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August 19, 2021 --

See the  transcript (appearing August 10) of  two New York Times columnists, talking among  themselves:


Leftist Gail Collins and leftist-collaborator Bret Stephens have appeared together  lately, on what used to be called the op-ed page of the Times,  with their conversations (the feature is called "The Conversation") printed up for readers to behold.  Stephens probably doesn't realize that this format points up how far he has come, from his Wall Street Journal days, to being an accommodationist for radical leftspeak.   And the two of them probably aren't aware that their colloquy symbolizes the distance of Times columnists from the rest of us -- Times columnists speaking only among themselves.    Which calls to mind an old doggerel about Boston aristocrats, here copied and pasted from the poetrynook.com website:

A Boston Toast
by John Collins Bossidy
[Written by Dr. Bossidy for an alumni dinner of Holy Cross College.]

And THIS IS good old Boston,
The home of the bean and the cod,
Where the Lowells talk to the Cabots,
And the Cabots talk only to God.

If no one at the Times talks only to God, it must be because no Timesperson believes in the Almighty