Thanksgiving Is Ruined
February 12, 2007
Will it go round in circles?
As suggested before on multiple occasions, TiR leaves most obvious, direct, nonsneaky discussion of current & political events to others in blogworld because,
1) they're more interesting and entertaining at it,
example: Jane Mayer's rilly scary new "Letter from Hollywood: Whatever It Takes, The Politics of the Man Behind '24'," now in the NYer, & discovered via the always essential Digby, who scarcely can be improved upon. (More here from Attytood and from the Libby trial liveblog champs @ FireDogLake here.)
I panic. Have I not read this exact article multiple times over, during the past few years? Have I not blogged about it?
Yes and no. To both questions. It merely feels like I have, three times over, because the new "Letter" contains so much, including on the following three, long-since blogged points:
1. In the discussion of the 1960 French novel "Les Centurions," a look at the liberal mind's capacity for self-dosing of propaganda built out of soothing and supposedly instructional narratives that, as the article states, have "no basis in fact"; and the sad fear again that the USA behaves as if it must be foredoomed to repeat every mistake made by the French in Algeria, As brooded over in May 2004, here.
Sisyphus trudges on.