So he thinks he can get his name back! Spengler, Spengler... the Catholic Jew
Reading the Spengler Forum for reaction, and thought I should add this note from Spengler: "First Things is NOT a Catholic magazine. It was founded by a Lutheran who later became a Catholic. Its editor is indeed a Catholic, but the two associate editors are respectively a Lutheran (Russell Saltzman) and a Jew (me).He already sounds like a (different) man!
I used to wonder how parents could be so rotten as to name their kid Spengler. So I read this with a sense of deep relief. And yes, I read him differently too, suddenly. I think I know less about him than I did before. His ideas were open to me then; but now I have piles of detail irrelevant and distracting. I liked him better before his disclosure, which wasn't exactly not much. Not that I dislike him now. Now I have to read him as a guy who is less open to me. Less objectively himself, to my mind. Now he's all dressed up in veils of autobiographical personality.
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