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The ‘Move On’ Chorus Needs to Deal With the Facts of the Election

Ross Douthat is one of the faux-conservatives who The New York Times likes to keep around to provide respectable, buttoned-down window dressing to camouflage its more outré excursions.

I’ve never met him, rarely read him, but I did glance at his recent column “Why Do So Many Americans Think the Election Was Stolen?” after an old college acquaintance sent it to me with the sneering remark that he was concerned for my sanity.

I appreciate the compassion, of course, and would like to respond by doing a good turn for Mr. Douthat.

In brief, I’d like to introduce him to Occam’s razor, which not only supplies a nice example of the Latin gerundive in action (“entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem”), but also, in English, offers good advice for mental hygiene. In short, all things being equal, the simplest and most forthright explanation is often the correct one.

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