Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Pretty Big Thoughts for A Supposedly Dumb Guy


In this Washington Times piece, Tod Lindberg begins by quoting President Bush:

"I understand there are many who say 'Bush is wrong.' I assume I'm right. It's exciting to be part of stimulating a debate of such significance. It really is the philosophical argument of the age."
Lindberg comments:

I don't know which is the more remarkable: An American president who thinks in terms of "the philosophical argument of the age." Or that, well, yes, Mr. Bush is right, the question of the spread of democracy really is the philosophical argument of the age.
Not much posting today-- I have two days of traveling ahead. But read Lindberg's piece and, as you contemplate GWB's second inaugural address this Thursday, listen for the President's comments about democracy. We're watching history unfold. Borrowing from Shakespeare's Henry V:

He that outlives this day and comes safe home
Will stand a-tiptoe when this day is named . . . .
We're alive and taking part in such a day.


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