24 June 2005


Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings has a painful essay that sums up how I feel about my country right now: More Things We Throw Away.
Some conservatives may imagine that those of us who criticize our government on this score just hate America and are looking for any excuse to criticize it. I am sure (the law of large numbers again) that there are both liberals and conservatives of whom this is true. But it would be a complete mistake to think that liberals in general, and I in particular, are moved by such motives, or that we need to be reminded that America has more often stood on the side of the angels. If we did not know that, our hearts would not be breaking.
Read the whole thing.

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