David Frum

10.10.12

You Can't Make This Up: A Conservative Francophile

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Well, Mitt speaks French as well, but I'm talking about Rod Dreher, resident crunchy con at The American Conservative, who's spending the month in Paris. Among Dreher's wonderful stories is this little nugget:

This is why I’m happy in Paris in a way that I’m not happy in Altoona: Because most of the things that matter most to me in life — faith, food, beauty, contemplation, conversation — exist here in a degree of harmony and intensity that they do not anywhere else. Put another way, I am most myself here, or so it seems to me.

You should already have Rod's blog bookmarked, but if you don't, get that fixed ASAP.