The Feast of the Elephant


I skipped the American Enterprise Institute's annual dinner last week, but after hearing some of the other Reasoners' accounts, I was eager to check out novelist Mario Vargas Llosa's keynote speech accepting the Irving Kristol Award.

I figure a few eyebrows were raised when he denounced the war on drugs. And the audience must've grumbled a bit when he declared his support for abortion rights and gay marriage. But revealing that he has a "passion for French culture"? I can only assume they were scandalized.