An excellent article by George Monbiot in the Guardian titled "How these gibbering numbskulls came to dominate Washington" (h/t Onegoodmove)
"How was it allowed to happen? How did politics in the US come to be dominated by people who make a virtue out of ignorance?....
....It wasn't always like this. The founding fathers of the republic - Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and others - were among the greatest thinkers of their age. They felt no need to make a secret of it. How did the project they launched degenerate into George W Bush and Sarah Palin?"
Read the rest here. It is well worth the time.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008