A Curious Crunch

Rod Dreher has coined the term "crunchy conservative" for those "right-of-center Americans who reject much of Republican orthodoxy and are seeking a purer form of conservatism." And apparently they're "crunchy" because Dreher thinks we don't typically think of conservatives as the granola-eating, Birkenstock-wearing, organic food-buying types, but I think they're crunchy because Dreher's views read just as conservatively as un-crunchy cons—his abbreviation, not mine. Dreher seems to think that his affinity for the crunchier things in life make the fact that he is a right-wing conservative more palatable. Nice try, Rod. Dreher will be signing his book, Crunchy Cons, 2 p.m. Saturday at Borders, Lovers Lane at Greenville Avenue. Call 214-739-1166.
Sat., May 20, 2 p.m.
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Stephanie Morris