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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This, This, A Thousand Times This

Jon Chait has been engaged in a full throated defense of liberalism against conservatism and radicalism.  This is one of his better pieces on that subject.  Chait notes that Obama's liberalism is producing tangible benefits around the world and at home.  The ACA - with all its compromises and flaws from a purist perspective - is working better than could be hoped for.  The semi-authoritarian impulses of campus political correctness mesh seamlessly with Trump's authoritarian disdain for "political correctness."  The Right and Left ultimately bend around and touch.

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