The New York Times Sunday Magazine has produced in print a sentence that unmistakably attests to one of two possibilities: either its editors do not know the meaning of conjunc­tions, a serious grammatical disability, or their liberalism automatically turns their minds into Tibetan prayer wheels. Here is the sample from a piece on General Vessey, our current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:

Although the general is 11 years younger than the President, he shares Mr. Reagan’s belief in old-fashioned virtues.

The amazingly utilized “although” made us sentimental. We are roughly 2400 years younger than Socrates and we share his notion of old-fashioned virtues.