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Monday, October 6, 2008

Baldwin Nailed It...50 years ago.

"[Americans] have a very deep-seated distrust of real intellectual effort, probably because we suspect that it will destroy, as I hope it does, that myth of America to which we cling so desperately" -James Baldwin, 1959

Sarah "Joe Six Pack" Palin's popularity and the way that the "Maverick" McCain/Palin campaigning has been run- avoid the real issues, don't think about facts, just play on fears- is the living example of what James Baldwin observed almost 50 years ago. Let's hope this mentality is on the wane so that when Obama is in the White House he can give this country back some of it's intellectual credibility.

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