Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Synopsis of Bush Administration

Just wanted to share an excerpt from the final paragraph of an article in this month’s Harper’s titled "A fate worse than Bush: Rudolph Giuliani and the politics of personality" by Kevin Baker. Pretty insightful and succinct.

“The worst excesses of the Bush regime have stemmed directly from its leader's character - that is, its rampant cronyism; its arrogance and egotism; its peremptory, bullying tone and methods; its refusal to brook criticism from within or without; its frighteningly authoritarian impulses; its need to create enemies as a means of governing; its impulsiveness and naivete: its outright contempt for the law; and its truly staggering ability to substitute its own versions of what it wishes the world to be for any recognition of objective reality.”

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