Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:
I was very sad to learn that Lawrence Auster’s health has taken a turn for the worse. Auster has long been a divisive figure in the blogosphere, but his traditionalist blog, View from the Right, has never failed to be either interesting or erudite. Regardless of where you stand on Auster’s opinions, they’re always clearly argued, and in an age of chronic frivolousness his sobriety can often be invigorating. He’s attracted some great commenters, too: I cannot count the occasions on which I’ve scoffed at one of his opinions only to find myself questioning my position as I plowed through the conversations generated by his posts. His voice is unique, and I don’t think it’ll be replaced. Here’s hoping he’s as comfortable as possible and seeking solace in his loved ones. I’m hoping we’ll still be arguing about him ten years from now.