While visiting in-laws in suburban Columbus I looked at some of the publications they read and was struck by the continuing mainstreaming of cultural radicalism. The Columbus Dispatch ran an article on reparations in their Sunday supplement by “Harvard legal expert” Charles Ogletree, and devoted half their front page Monday to an enormous photograph of two lesbians who claimed to have been assaulted in front of their house. The heartwarming human-interest bits in the Readers’ Digest seemed mostly to involve Marlo Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a grinning Filipino-American girl who had put together a filmstrip for teens about AIDS (specific content unspecified) because her parents and uncle were dying of the disease, and an Australian aborigine woman who had run away from her white school and walked 1200 miles back to her people. Their jokes now presume divorce as a normal part of the pattern of life, by the way. What’s odd though is that it’s all still done in the same personalized, middle-of-the-road, thoroughly domesticated style they’ve always used. The content, it turns out, was irrelevant.