Monday, August 23, 2004


First it was Reuters. Now, Lewis Lapham of Harpers has seemingly acquired the ability to travel into the future to report for the rest of us time-bound folks. Here's what he wrote about the not-yet-held Republican National Convention (thanks to Hit and Run for discovering this).
Referring to "the platform on which [George W. Bush] was trundled into New York City this August with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the heavy law enforcement, and the paper elephants," Lapham writes:

The speeches in Madison Square Garden affirmed the great truths now routinely preached from the pulpits of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal--government the problem, not the solution; the social contract a dead letter; the free market the answer to every maiden's prayer--and while listening to the hollow rattle of the rhetorical brass and tin, I remembered the question that [Richard] Hofstadter didn't stay to answer. How did a set of ideas both archaic and bizarre make its way into the center ring of the American political circus?
When do the rest of us get time machines?

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