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But those days are long gone and the barbarians are at the gates. While the Arkansas son’s “whole life is a testimony to the power of education to change class,” the current tenant of the Oval office spurns his Yalie past.
This anti-intellectualism, coupled with Bush’s “aggressively unilateralist” foreign policy is driving off “high-end immigrants” needed to run the most powerful nation on earth. Florida quotes one unnamed scientist who complains that working in America “is like trying to research and do business in the 21st century in a culture that wants to live in the 19th century, empires, Bibles, and all.”
Worse, in the aftermath of the GOP gains in 2002, the “economically lagging parts of the country now wield ultimate political power, while the creative centers — source of most of America’s economic growth — have virtually none.”
It’s a nice story, really, but it has very little to do with the economic reality on the ground in the United States today. We might say that Florida’s definition of “economically lagging” is rather too, well, creative.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?