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    mcjoan, jfadden, FindingMyVoice

    Here's the quote in the context of the Suskind story. It came from a White House aide who was unhappy with something he'd written:

    The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. 'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors...and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'

    And 59 million people voted to keep these guys in power.

    "History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."--Stephen Dedalus

    by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 02:32:44 PM PDT

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