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Real Men Wear Aprons

by James Lileks

The president’s recent defense of Western civilization wasn’t just a dog whistle to the alt-right. It was a cur clarion! A mutt muezzin! A hound holler! Or so some insisted. It’s not proper for a member of Western civ to go somewhere in Western civ and praise Western civ. You’re supposed to utter hoary hosannas about universal values.

Like . . . dinner? Everyone likes dinner. Right?

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