Today Postmodern Conservative hit 100,000 visits, tolled from whenever I started taking this blog more or less seriously and learned how to embed SiteMeter script. A big thank you goes to everyone who has impacted editorial policy here by:
(a) weathering several months of mindbending and oracular Philip Rieff-related content;
(b) appreciating the quirk of pomo conservatism that involves writing from that perspective without definitively describing it in an easy-to-reference meta-post;
(c) enjoying the gradual rise to prominence of blogging on such gripping issues as Kate Moss's cocaine habit, a dancing sea lion, and naked Lindsay Lohan;
(d) joining the Yale Mafia;
(e) permitting within the Department a colossal amount of free speech for a grad student in politics (enough to hang oneself with!);
and most importantly
(e) linking and commenting with a maximum of enthusiasm and a minimum of crudeness -- especially when it comes to the critics.
The definitive piece on pomoconnery will come out eventually, but in the interim this Pomocon Pledge will have to do:
As modernity hurls fresh novelties this way, expect the same old reaction: some will be rejected, some will be worked through like the problems they are, and some will be accepted as is. Despite general good cheer, celebrations will be infrequent and at arm's length. Eclecticism may sometimes be risked, but not on principle, and never at the risk of meta-eclecticism. Vaya con dios!