In his Saturday's column about herd immunity, Andy Schmookler opens by saying: "People on the right act like a herd, and they've developed an immunity to the truth." Those words are reminiscent of the closing words in a 2004 article, "The Covert Kingdom" by the late Joe Bageant, Winchester's gonzo journalist: "Millions of Americans are under the spell of an extraordinarily dangerous mass psychosis."

William Hall, Front Royal