James Walcott takes on one of Instapundit's inanities.
"An armed society is a polite society." Think about that. Think about societies where the adult men routinely pack and tote arms.
Afghanistan. Yemen. The badlands of northern Pakistan (Bin Laden Country). The Sunni Triangle. Beautiful downtown Mogadishu.
Do these regions and cultures leap out at you as polite societies? Places where you could safely stroll for a nightly constitutional and enjoy vigorous differences of opinion that wouldn't break out in a misunderstanding between AK-47s?