Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Reading Myself

When I wrote "hopeless liberal," I was thinking only that I am hopelessly liberal, that is, unable not to be ridiculously liberal, not that I am a liberal without hope, though sometimes I'm very much that. This says, I'm quite sure, something about intentionality and its limits.

Edited to add: And now I realize, looking at it again, that the liberal could of course be Kennedy, for whom it appears we can have little hope, in the long run, and, truly, I am devastated. Tempting to ruminate (hint: Hillary, here's a model for how to fail at following a close relative into the presidency and yet have a remarkable career of one's own), but I'll leave that to the pundits.

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