Manifest Destiny & Shrinks
rs at robertsheridan.com
Tue Jun 29 11:09:16 PDT 2010
What American culture requires is a good shrink, an international
shrink, a whole panel of shrinks. Of course that wouldn't work because
some of them might be French, or worse, if there is worse...Slovenia,
perhaps, for stealing that goal in the World Cup.
A friend in AZ thinks that the Mexicans oughta be sent back "home."
He doesn't believe me when I tell him that Manifest Destiny works both
It does, right?
On 6/29/2010 10:50 AM, Sean Wilson wrote:
> 3. (Fresh point). As I read the news coverage on the case, I am simply stunned at what American culture is like right now. The stories all talk about the conservatives on one side and liberals on the other, as if this picture is the only way to make sense of things. I was imagining what Britain would be like if it had invented American constitutionalism and had faced this exact circumstance. It seems to me the big headline in the case should have been the position on the doctrine. Imagine the flood of stories saying: "Privileges and Immunities Clause stays the same -- no change in how fundamental liberty is rationalized." I could imagine in my head Brits sitting in pubs talking about whether the change in how to rationalize liberty was good or bad. But this, of course, requires a certain kind of intellectual culture. It requires good schools. It requires a love, I think, of philosophy.
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