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    But some of us have slightly higher expectations of a modern parliamentary democracy.

    With this in mind, from The New Yorker:

    On his seventy-fifth birthday, the City of New York asked him [William Dean Howells] for a statement to be read out loud at every public school in the city. What could they have been expecting? Howells said simply, with the memory of the Spanish-American War and the lies that led to it, "While I would wish you to love America most because it is your home, I would have you love the whole world and think of all the people in it as your countrymen. . . . When our country is wrong she is worse than other countries when they are wrong, for she has more light than other countries, and we somehow ought to make her feel that we are sorry and ashamed for her."

    Some of us want more from America. Still.

    The Bush Administration was derelict of duty pre-9/11.

    by thinkdouble on Thu Jun 16, 2005 at 06:33:48 PM PDT

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