October 12, 2007

Department of Incurable Diseases

From the publisher’s blurb on Amazon.com for the new book by Jacob Heillbrun, They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons:

“Far from being chastened by the Iraq debacle, the neocons continue to guide foreign policy. They are advisors to each of the major GOP presidential candidates. Repeatedly declared dead in the past, like Old Testament prophets they thrive on adversity. This book shows where they came from—and why they remain a potent and permanent force in American politics.”

So now we have another addition to the list of incurable diseases. Will science ever find a cure? I propose a crash program, similar to the one that landed a man on the Moon, because the ideological equivalent of mad-cow disease is killing us …

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