Sunday, April 13, 2008

An Excellent Rejoinder to Obama

Patrick Deneen (Thanx and a tip o' the hat to John Savage:

Someone should advise him to go to Latrobe and say the following instead:

“You go to these big liberal cities in California, and like a lot of cosmopolitan centers of libertarian lifestyle individualism, they have benefited from the wrenching displacements you’ve experienced. They benefited immensely from free-trade and globalizing policies of previous Administrations - Democratic and Republican alike - and they’ve been told that they have earned their status and they owe nothing to anyone.

“And it’s not surprising that they get optimistic, they believe that they can dispense with religion or borders or community as a way to remake the world in exactly their image.”

Right on.

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