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Monday, February 04, 2008

It's not easy being Kristol

In his column in today's NY Times, neoconman William Kristol discloses the difficulties of being a conservative:
It’s not easy being a conservative movement in a modern liberal democracy. It’s not easy to rally a comfortable and commercial people to assume the responsibilities of a great power. It’s not easy to defend excellence in an egalitarian age. It’s not easy to encourage self-reliance in the era of the welfare state. It’s not easy to make the case for the traditional virtues in the face of the seductions of liberation, or to speak of duties in a world of rights and of honor in a nation pursuing pleasure.

It's also not easy reading Kristol without choking on our own vomit.


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