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May 26, 2005

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Torrid

Nice one. I don't get ever to Decembrist enough, but this week I haven't been anywhere else but trial coverage and baseball scores and email.

He and I thought alike on the image of the opponents together in the hallway. And after I finished it I wondered, have any of the 7 GOP on the deal lashed out at the Bolton delay? George Allen and Bill Frist were carrying the stick that I saw; I don't remember seeing or hearing about any of the 7.

Daniel K

"There is none of that suffocating sense of The-Party-Line that makes so many right-wing blogs feel like reading the Daily Worker in the 1940s."

This makes me think of something I recently read from Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World Revisited". He discussed propaganda in dictatorships and naturally refers to Hitler (this was written in 1958, almost 50 years ago). Huxley tells us Hitler wrote, "The demagogic propagandist must therefore be consistantly dogmatic. All his statements are made without qualification. There are no grays in his picture of the world, everything is either diabolically black or celestially white. He must never admit that he might be wrong or that people with a different point of view might be even partially right. Opponents should not be argued with, they should be attacked, shouted down...or liquidated."

You'd almost think he were referring to so much of the noise that some try to pass as political discourse, especially in the comments sections of blogs.

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