It embarrasses me to write these words. Quoting George Washington just reeks of tackiness and a lack of imagination. And though undoubtedly wise, who says the words of America’s Founding Fathers should be held sacrosanct? But damn it to hell, for some reason American presidents tend to speak with profound insight in their farewell speeches. Dwight D. Eisenhower did in his farewell address on the perils of the military industrial complex, and I love that speech! So, when U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R. Ill) is quoted by Salon.com saying, “It’s the reason why I ran for the Senate, [it] is…Read More... | 1 Comment
What would George Washington think of would-be kingmaker Sheldon Adelson's ambition regarding Israel? Conor Friedersdorf has an interesting column in The Atlantic in which he claims that, when it comes to Israel, Obama's actions and sentiments are much more in tune with George Washington's famous farewell address, which warned Americans against getting entangled in other countries' business. I was particularly struck by one of Washington's comments: And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with…Read More... | 18 Comments
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