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Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Conservatism's folly.

"What on earth has happened to American conservatism?" Joe Klein asks in Time. "It used to be a reliably dour movement, a sober restraint upon the wishful thinking of mushy-minded liberals. But it has slipped, somehow, from realism to utopian fantasy. On the domestic side, there is the sugarplum delusion of endless tax cuts and untrammeled government spending. In foreign policy, there is a wildly idealistic pro-democracy jihad. (Iraq will be the first of many dominoes to fall, it is said.)" And now conservatives are yearning for the collapse of the United Nations. . . So, Klein asks, what is the U.N. good for?

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 18 March 2003 at 5:15 PM

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