Monday, March 9, 2009

An eloquent description of W's presidency

From a review of Reinhold Niebuhr's The Irony of American History in The New York Review of Books:
A fog of know-nothing ideology, anti-intellectualism, cronyism, incompetence, and cynicism has, for eight years, enveloped the executive branch of the United States government.
I wish I could write like that!


  1. Well, except for the 'incompetent' part, I'd agree.

    To have screwed the pooch as totally and completely and thoroughly as the Busheviks did couldn't have happened by accident. Here's your paradigm case of "intelligent design." Their job was to render inocuous any and all means by which the peo[ple could petition fo relief from the predations of capitalism, and they have succeeded past their wildest dreams...