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Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama's Unpolicies Fuel the Imagination of the Hopeless

This is a fantastic article from The Wall Street Journal. Obama's ambiguity has always been a source of concern for me. From someone who is familiar with the politics of crowds, this article is eye-opening.

Obama and the Politics of Crowds by Fouad Ajami


My favorite excerpt is a quote from a Nobel laureate, Elias Canetti: "But the crowd, as such, disintegrates. It has a presentiment of this and fears it. . . . Only the growth of the crowd prevents those who belong to it from creeping back under their private burdens."

*Thanks Ben! :)

1 comment:

bird said...

i wish i could sound/be convinced like you liz. you are so strong and well-spoken.

i also wish we lived closer to one another.