Friday, January 19, 2007

Shop, or the Terrorists Win

I'm currently reading John Kenneth Galbraith's The Affluent Society, and was struck by the relevance of this quote for discussions of whether George Bush really acts like the "war president" he claims to be: "If a high standard of living is central in the American way of life, it will even be said that it is paradoxical to abandon it in a war to preserve the American way of life."

It's too bad the same apparently doesn't hold true for our civil liberties.


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