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Red and Blue and Deja Vu


The dispute over whether or not “Red” or “Blue” states are the more cultivated reminds me of nothing so much as a line by Clive James from his review of the Nixon memoirs. As I dimly recall from thirty years ago, he wrote something like this: “Kennedy was always being praised by liberals for having Vivaldi concerts in the White House but it was Nixon who could play the piano.”
I think the remark is self-explanatory on the side of Jonah and Ramesh, but I can happily rattle on for hours explaining it for those who disagree.