The Atlantic Crosses Kevin Williamson

The firing of the conservative columnist portends many things, none of them good.

I personally have mixed feelings about Kevin Williamson, late of National Review and, as of yesterday, later of *The…

We used to have that kind of debate in this country, and believed in it so hard that we even misattributed a quote to the philosopher René Descartes that said, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Nowadays, as the firing of Williamson from The Atlantic proves, we won't even fight off a few angry tweets before caving into the mob and throwing free speech on the pyre.