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Terror and Liberalism

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria


Polyarchy by Robert Dahl

The Nazi Seizure of Power

The Nazi Seizure of Power by William Sheridan Allen

Terror and Liberalism

Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman

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The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck



Things He Won't Say

Bush is scheduled to give a primetime speech to the American people tonight. I wonder what he'll talk about. Here are some things I bet he won't mention:

- The 93,000 jobs that were lost in August alone.

- The latest Zogby poll that shows a majority of Americans now have an unfavorable view of Bush's job performance (56%).

- Mahmoud Abbas quit as Palestinian Prime Minister under pressure from terrorist sympathizer Yassir Arafat.

- The frequent reports of ally after ally turning down U.S. requests for troop help in Iraq because there continues to be no U.N. mandate for such an action.

- The zero (0) weapons of mass destruction that have been found in Iraq.

- The fact that Osama bin Laden and his top deputy are still alive and kicking almost two years after September 11.

- The report that many scientists at the Department of Energy wanted to go along with the State Department’s assessment of Iraq’s nuclear weapons capabilities and say that the reports of Yellowcake from Africa were “highly dubious,” yet their boss overruled them and aligned Energy with the ideological view espoused by top administration officials and days later received a healthy bonus.

- The smear campaign against Joseph Wilson because he told the truth about the exaggerated claims that took America to war on false pretenses. Also, the illegal disclosure that Wilson’s wife is a CIA operative.

- Equal rights for gay Americans.

- The dropping of funding for programs that work to prevent the spread of AIDS in Asia.

- The Taliban continues to exist in Afghanistan and still requires “major combat operations” in order to be subdued… still, today, almost two years after September 11.

- “No Child Left Behind,” the largest unfunded mandate in the history of the federal government.

That should be a good start. With accomplishments like these, who needs failures?

  posted by Kris Lofgren @ 4:39:00 PM

Sunday, September 07, 2003