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I'm two-thirds of the way through this excellent book by Jonah Goldberg. It's enjoyable reading and ful lof quotable quotes.
1 posted on 06/30/2012 6:29:25 AM PDT by RoadTest
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Link takes us to the wrong article. It can be found in the list of recent articles in the right panel...


2 posted on 06/30/2012 6:35:00 AM PDT by bcsco
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... In the 1960s, America experienced a social revolution against historical and societal norms. An era of peace and prosperity unprecedented in the history of mankind was underway, allowing a new generation to focus on hedonistic pursuits, self-aggrandizement, and a search for so-called "meaning" in their lives. Traditions, based on the religious foundation of the country and the societal mores that sprang from them, came to be viewed as standing in the way of allowing the population to experience absolute freedom.

Coupled with the Johnson administration's mishandling of the Vietnam War, a broad movement began. The true believers of the left promptly injected themselves into this landscape, proclaiming to the gullible that not only was the United States waging an unjust war, but the U.S. was by its nature a repressive country. The siren song of a society wherein all are treated fairly and there are no absolutes found eager ears.

In short order, the left began to portray their political adversaries as intolerant religious zealots whose primary objective was to deny personal freedom and cast a beady eye toward whatever was happening in the bedroom. An unfettered lifestyle as well as being part of the in-crowd is of paramount importance to not only the vast majority of those in the entertainment and media arena, but also many in the general population. They were willing cast aside any disbelief and wholeheartedly swallow the premise that only the political left or the "progressives" could protect them from this narrow-minded right-wing horde....

From the American Thinker article linked

4 posted on 06/30/2012 6:52:02 AM PDT by La Lydia
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Re “Let them eat cake”—interesting; I’d long understood that while she had said it, it was (and remains) totally taken out of context, and was a matter of not grasping the situation rather than dismissive contempt.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 7:30:37 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/review_the_tyranny_of_cliches_how_liberals_cheat_in_the_war_of_ideas.html


8 posted on 06/30/2012 7:33:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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So instead of Palin’ized (ie leftist lie re see Russia from my house)........

the historical term should be Antonniett’ized?


9 posted on 06/30/2012 7:36:32 AM PDT by sbark
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They cheat and win not with ideas but with the knowledge that a certain segment of the Right such as Goldberg himself allows the Left the notion that they are morally superior.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 9:05:56 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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