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Monday, June 11, 2007

The agony of pardons, &c.

An excellent piece by Jay Nordlinger.

National Review Online - June 11, 2007 - ...I sometimes think of the self-styled “realists,” who are scared to death that Americans will care too much about the suffering and subjugation of others. I don’t think there is any such danger. I think the “realists” can rest easy — Americans aren’t about to do anything about genocide in Sudan, or atrocities anywhere else. The president’s second inaugural address is not about to seize hold of people. The Falun Gong folks are, if anything, a nuisance, spoiling the atmosphere of the latest trade deal.

No, the “realists” need not worry. They can rest secure in their beds, even if others cannot. (more)

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