Friday, October 24, 2014

Who knew?

… Love Is the Answer to Empire | The American Conservative. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

If I can paraphrase a D.C.-area punk rock band of 30-plus years ago, I used to work for my Senatron and I lived in Washingtron. (The senator was Pat Moynihan, who late in life called for the withdrawal of the U.S. from NATO, the reining in of the CIA, and the transfer of many federal government programs to the states. In today’s Senate he’d be considered a wild-eyed radical—though I think he might find an ally across the aisle in Rand Paul.)
Guess he didn't call for withdrawal from the UN because he used to be our ambassador to it. But I agree about transferring stuff back the states and reining in the CIA. That said, you need something more than grouchy nostalgia as a basis for political action.

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