Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Persistence of Resentment

Sometimes there’s just something in the air, and everyone seems to come to the same conclusion all at once, without prompting of any sort. What was perhaps implicit suddenly becomes quite explicit – and it’s not that great minds think … Continue reading

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Posted in Attack Politics, Conservatism, Conservative Framing Devices, Fickle Opinion, Joe McCarthy: The Father of Conservatism, Sudden Shifts in Opinion, The Politics of Resentment | Leave a comment

The Problem with Demanding Loyalty

“I promise as a good American citizen to do my part for the NRA. I will buy only where the Blue Eagle flies.”   Yeah, that was the loyalty oath the kids chanted back in the Great Depression – you … Continue reading

Posted in Bush and Loyalty, Bush's Management Style, Bush's Personality, Demanding Loyalty, Loyalty Oaths, Obama the Pragmatist, Obama's Management Style | 1 Comment