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“All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do – that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.”

That line from the Michelle speech has been bothering me all night. The world isn’t perfect, of course, but it doesn’t have to be fundamentally remade. It suggests to me roots in something a lot more radical than anything I’d — and most people? — would subscribe to. We’ve got a lot right, a lot to conserve. We don’t have to remake the world in some idealistic professor’s construct or anything … 

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