Reihan has a nice two-post roundup of relatively sane commentary on the Gates imbroglio. We could have an interesting conversation about race, memory, and HONOR in America (as opposed to mere or simple dignity), roping ole Tocqueville back into it, or not; either way, it does seem right to conclude that the racial valences to this news item might actually yield in important ways to the manifold pressures of MANLINESS, especially Manliness Today — local cop vs. jetsetting prof, and all that . . .
PLUS . . . Joe has more . I have to say arresting Gates for disorderly conduct was an exercise in absurdist literalism.