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  •  Yup. (14+ / 0-)

    I appreciate Thomas Frank for the same reason: he has an unapologetic stance as a classic New Deal progressive on economic issues, and from that vantage point, he is at ease criticizing both the Dems and the Republicans, albeit for different reasons.

    In his most recent book, Pity the Billionaire (which is a critique of the Tea Party movement), he spends several chapters hammering away at the Republicans -- but then kind of impishly wags his finger and tells us, "don't think I'm going to let the Democrats off the hook! The Republicans may be disingenuous, but the Dems have provided them with an invaluable assist, in the form of their less than emphatic emphasis upon economic justice."

    (That's me paraphrasing, not an actual quote. His prose is a lot better.)

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:55:07 PM PST

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    •  And, of course, Glenn Greenwald (2+ / 0-)
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      A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure. Elbridge Gerry - Constitutional Convention (1787)

      by No Exit on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:50:47 PM PST

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