On the right, there has been much snarling and yowling about Glenn Greenwald's insistence on his right to speak ill
of the recently deceased Margaret Thatcher. I would favor the bitten tongue and the show of civility, but for one thing: I can recall how the right reacted when Ted Kennedy died. And everyone knows how the Breitbartians would whoop and hollar if Obama or Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter died tomorrow.
Civility is a two-way street.