May 08, 2008

Book Critic Quote of the Week

Damon Linker, in TNR:

"Who would now deny that the political ascendancy of the religious right has been bad for the United States? Its destructive consequences are plain for all to see. It has polarized the nation. It has injected theological certainties into public life. It has led political leaders to invest their aims and their deeds with metaphysical significance. It has made America a laughingstock in the eyes of the educated of the world. And it has encouraged devout believers to think of themselves as agents of the divine, and their political opponents as enemies of God."
After the last seven and a half years, who can indeed?

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 8, 2008 04:32 PM

About 30% of the country, sadly.

Posted by: Jeremy at May 8, 2008 10:37 PM
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