Aug. 1st, 2003

Go read.

Aug. 1st, 2003 02:08 pm
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All the goals that the founders had for the United States are not ideas that contemporary so-called conservatives are much interested in. I’ll tell you what they’re interested in: They’re interested in achieving their own power, in amassing their own wealth, in protecting themselves -- and their interests -- against the interests of the majority. Those are the goals of the leaders of the movement that now calls itself conservatism. And it has very little to do with American traditions and American ideals.

Joe Conason, interviewed on the occasion of his new book.

Which go buy.

note: the correspondent in the anecdote about George Will was, Dame Rumor has it, Lally Weymouth, the daughter of Katherine Graham, the publisher of the Washington Post (his employer).

Of course, we know that this could not be true, as Mr. Will has extremely strong feelings about adulterous fraternization with coworkers, extramarital sex and the sanctity of the family.

She is in some ways reminiscent of her late father. Maybe they just talked about him a lot.

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