By George Will
George Will is substituting for Fareed Zakaria, who is taking a one-column vacation.
Polly: He’s a socialist but he doesn’t like people.
Brian: Nor do I, much.
Polly: You’re a conservative. You don’t have to.
— from Getting On by Alan Bennett
This, one of the pleasures of being a conservative, is not for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28. She recently won the Democratic nomination — effectively, the election — in a Bronx and Queens congressional district, running as a “democratic socialist.” In response to her, progressives and conservatives are experiencing different excitements.