Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Barack Burke?

Okay, so we're all sort of adjusting to the fact that the "radical chic" President Barack Obama is really kind of... well, a square. Writing in the Guardian, Gabriel Paquette argues that he's "also the embodiment of conservatism." Before we make any lazy jokes about "conservatism" to a European meaning only lukewarm support of the Baader-Meinhoff Gang, it's worth reading what he writes here. It's fairly easy to argue that the last President was not a conservative in any traditional sense, and I think there might be an aspect of restoring tradition to this Presidency just by necessity. Anyway, it's food for thought.

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