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  •  The problem is the GDS (0+ / 0-)

    (Greenwald Derangement Syndrome)

    If you peel that away, there's an interesting narrative about the constitution revealed. Interesting to me, at least.

    •  I don't disagree with that... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...and I read your 'scaffold' comment. I'm not prone to throwing out the baby with the bathwater, however, the GDS is in this diary's DNA.  When you get right down to it, the 'interesting narrative' is somewhat trivialized in the attempt to paint Greenwald as unconcerned with the flaws of the Constitution as it pertains to slavery...literally, as a White Supremacist.

      Theres another comment somewhere which cites Pres. Obama in The Audacity of Hope making much the same kind of statements regarding the inadequacies of the Constitution as Greenwald does in the Harper's interview.  I don't recall ever reading a diary in which the president was taken to task for having a less-than-academic grasp of History or a racist / revisionist spin on the Consitution.

      There's a wonderful book written by Barbara Tuchman entitled The Proud Tower, A Portrait of the World 1890 to 1913 in which she details some of the events which led up to WWI.  In her preface she states that, as an historian, it is impossible to detail every event -- or even prioritize those events -- as THE catalyst for what triggered the war.  She goes on to write about events and movements which are glossed over in what we learn about the start of that war.  The same can be said of Greenwald's concentration on certain aspects of the Constitution, the Framers' intent, and the arc of justice wrt what he considers some seminal moments which have led to what he calls our Two-tiered Justice System.  Just because he neglected to cite what the diarist considers to be prime examples of the Constitution's imperfections doesn't mean that Greenwald endorses the outcomes of those particular events.  The diarist's premise is intellectualy disingenuous.

      Imo, this sort of diary shouldn't be encouraged.

      all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

      by 4kedtongue on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 01:24:57 PM PST

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      •  All true. (0+ / 0-)

        And thanks for the Tuchman example. I'm suddenly curious about the perfect storm that triggered WWI, especially from a finance and resource point of view.

        You're gonna have to trust me. There's another reason that I commented as I did.

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