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I was just over at Booman's and found out that the article Jerome quotes end thusly
This is a fact that must be integrated into our public life--absorbed as new history--so that America can once again feel the moral authority to seriously tackle its most profound problems. Then, if we decide to go to war, it can be with enough ferocity to win.
Holy crap! This is a WaPo editorial, people. The US is on the brink of something ugly.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 05:00:36 PM EST
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I'd missed that bit ... I'm going to sleep lightly tonight I suspect.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 05:02:49 PM EST
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Sorry, WSJ not WaPo.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 05:04:21 PM EST
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no unfortunately my country already passed the 'brink of something ugly'.

"People never do evil so throughly and happily as when they do it from moral conviction."-Blaise Pascal
by chocolate ink on Wed May 3rd, 2006 at 05:35:57 PM EST
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'fraid so. I have to measure my words, though, otherwise I get accused of knee-jerk anti-americanism.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 3rd, 2006 at 05:50:31 PM EST
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I understand, same way anyone who is American is vilified by the right and their army of minions when we march, protest or say anything against the government/politicians.  Everyone loves their own country but anyone who also believes their own country and people can do no wrong end up in a downward spiral and will never be able to correct or change any kind of wrong doing/wrong thinking.

Bobby Kennedy liked to quote Camus who said 'I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.'

"People never do evil so throughly and happily as when they do it from moral conviction."-Blaise Pascal

by chocolate ink on Wed May 3rd, 2006 at 06:11:45 PM EST
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Billmon:  Losing Ugly

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Wed May 3rd, 2006 at 07:00:12 PM EST
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