April 17, 2008

You Got That Right—Matt Yglesias on the arrogance of the neocons:

“The attitude of thoughtless, unreflective scorn that you see from the Pollacks and Kirchicks and Goldfarbs of the world is like it comes from some weird alternative reality where their ideas have generally been deemed vindicated, rather than one where 178% of the public says we’re on the wrong track.”

Was It Good For You?—Benjamin Netanyahu blurts out the truth:

“The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel. ‘We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,’ Ma’ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events ‘swung American public opinion in our favor.’”

Hmmmmm, that explains this, and this…..

On a lighter note, your Guide to the Neocon-osphere.

Speaking of neocons, Joe Lieberman will likely get a prime time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, but not the only real Republican in the race.

The war at home….

Meanwhile, on the economic front:

“Valium and Tylenol sales are up,Viagra down, in the banking world.”

Here‘s the introduction to my 1993 book, Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement, which is being reprinted by ISI Books: with the new preface by George W. Carey, the old intro by Pat Buchanan, and my first chapter—entitled, imaginatively enough, “Introduction”—we felt there were too many introductions, and so it won’t be in the book. So I used it for a column, here.


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