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  •  I think it's partly true (0+ / 0-)

    We patted ourselves on the back for our good works while ignoring our own flaws until forced to confront them through the work of the Civil Rights movement and the anti-war movement.

    I'm not saying it was an economic choice, I'm saying it was a surfeit of smug that let the politicians get away with proclaiming we were the best country in the world while ignoring basic holes in our domestic life.

    Somewhere in heaven, Paul Simon and Paul Wellstone are looking down and asking "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GUYS DOING?!"

    by nightsweat on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:23:15 AM PDT

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