April 19, 2010

THE POWER TO CLOUD MEN'S MINDS:

Hegemoron: Sarah Palin's ignorant imperialism. (William Saletan, April 19, 2010, Slate)

Sarah Palin thinks Barack Obama is a wimp. She's been going around to Tea Party rallies, invoking the spirit of revolutionary Boston and castigating Obama for failing to exalt American power and punish our adversaries. She seems blissfully unaware that the imperial arrogance she's preaching isn't how the American founders behaved. It's how the British behaved, and why they lost. Palin represents everything the original Tea Party was against.

Mr. Saletan isn't normally this obtuse, but you really ought not call someone else a moron if you think the British mishandled their foreign policy with an adversary in the Revolution.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2010 1:59 PM
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