Re: The Intellectual Origins Of America-Bashing By Lee Harris

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Tue 10 Dec 2002 - 23:54:29 GMT

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    At 05:42 PM 10/12/02 -0600, you wrote:
    >> Joe:
    >> >Let me attempt to explain this in another way. There is always a gap
    >> > between the intolerable and the unattainable ideal of the perfect;
    >> >the perfect keeps changing, as novel opportunities result from
    >> >technological advance, so the intolerable advances, too. If the
    >> >actual situation falls to the intolerable, revolution results, but
    >> >before this can happen, people vote to change things; thus, a
    >> >democracy maintains itself between the intolerable and the perfect,
    >> >in a perpetually evolving yet always tolerable spectrum.
    >> Bingo, but where does that lead to, a decline in USAnia-bashing or an
    >> improvement in its foreign policy? Jeremy
    >It's been improving for quite a while; the US's most recent military
    >interventions (in Bosnia, Kosovo, Haiti, Somalia, Afghanistan, and -
    >possibly - Iraq) have been on the side of the angels.
    Only if you are an 'angel' Joe. That is the memetic problem - memes only acceptance of the acceptable. Jeremy

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