Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Drooling Over Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald is the best political writer living today. I've been reading and worshipping his blog for about a year now, and his references to a new book (he previously wrote How Would a Patriot Act?, which I actually still need to read) are getting me all geared up. Today he dropped a handful of details of what the book will be about:
Its broad theme is the exploitation of 'Good v. Evil' concepts and rhetoric (and the corresponding and insatiable need for an 'Enemy') in American political 'debates' and policy, and how reliance on that framework has destroyed the Bush presidency and damaged the country. Various topics are examined under that rubric (Iraq, Iran, media narratives, domestic policy making, executive power abuses, etc.). I'll write more about the book at some point when it makes sense to do so.

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