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Battle of the Clichés

From my most recent NRO article, about today’s rhetoric: “We are now in an era when much of political discourse consists in the shrieking of epithets, as well as the imputation of discreditable motives and (often) of a slavish adherence to extreme or notoriously unsuccessful ideologies. In the rare moments when the war of defamatory sound-bites rises to the invocation of respectable or at least recognizable sources, foreign and national-security matters are generally reduced to bandying about the Munich Conference of 1938 and countering with the conjuration of boots on the ground as if that were an insane or morally reprehensible concept.”

Whether you agree or disagree, your comments are, as always, most welcome.




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