We Wince At Every Hit
If you look at the rhetoric, the most promising was John Edwards. Too bad he turned out to be a jerk.Worth framing, that one.There is something pathetic about aging radicals who are determined to keep on fighting the good fight. Russell, Sartre, Mailer, etc. all became caricatures of themselves, oblivious to how irksome phrases like "When I was marching against the war in Vietnam..." are to young, iconoclastic ears. It's much more satisfying to wear the cloak of a wise, slightly curmudgeonly conservative dispensing caution and the wisdom of the ages to the crazy kids, and savouring those (very) occasional looks of self-doubt.
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