Isn’t it remarkable how much attention Heather Mac Donald’s TAC piece is getting all over the place?  It’s also rather remarkable that almost every person who has cited it has managed to talk about it without once mentioning where it was published and only once did anyone mention the symposium of which it was a part (according to Ponnuru it is part of “a symposium,” with no other details required).  It takes real diligence to ignore a publication with this kind of consistency. 

What may be more remarkable is that the one article from the symposium to receive the widest coverage is the one that I found least compelling and least relevant to the actual topic of discusson, which was on what the opposed terms liberal/conservative and Left/Right mean today.