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Vail Daily letter: Not a fan

Art Allard
Vail, CO, Colorado

A telling article in Sunday’s Denver Post was “Forbes billionaires love Aspen.” Particularly cited is their influence in such nonprofit areas as the Aspen Institute For Humanistic Studies. Years ago, the institute was just that: a proper setting for legitimate, classical scholarship.

Today’s institute has degenerated into an upper class social club for moral and intellectual pretenders and perhaps America’s most prominent example of what occurs in once peaceful, orderly regions when town councils and county commissions sell their souls for the dollar.

To which one must add, the American Catholic Conference of Bishops’ unfortunate de facto assertion of no-fault upper-class Republican Catholicism.

And thus … is church and state.

Art Allard

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