No need to comment at length on Lord Kamm's latest broadside. Norm responds politely and conclusively. Iain Dale, Tim Worstall and the Reactionary Snob all make equally sensible points. (Stephen Pollard's thoughts on the problem of aggressive commenters are definitely on the button. Is there a solution?)
Of course, blogs have their shortcomings. But, as ever, Kamm's approach reminds me of that all-round intellectual, Hardfur Huttle:
" Happy medium, indeed. Do you know "happy medium" are two words which mean "miserable mediocrity"? I say, go first class or third: marry a duchess or her kitchen-maid. The happy medium means respectability, and respectability means insipidness, does it not, Mr Pooter?"
I was so taken aback by being personally appealed to, that I could only bow apologetically, and say I feared I was not competent to offer an opinion. Carrie was about to say something; but she was interrupted, for which I was rather pleased,for she is not clever at argument, and one has to be extra clever to discuss a subject with a man like Mr Huttle.