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Moyers on Democracy

Book Digest One of the puzzling aspects of the roiling cultural waters of late-capitalist America is that Bill Moyers, a mild, thoughtful, and well-spoken Christian, should serve as the feared left-wing demon whose presence on PBS indisputably exposes its liberal agenda. On the other hand, it makes sense that the crooks and moral imbeciles who have taken over the country (Thomas Frank aptly calls them “the wrecking crew”) should shrink from the author of such observations as:
Although our sojourn in life is brief, we are on a great journey. For those who came before us and for those who follow, our moral, political, and religious duty to make sure that this nation, which was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all are equal under the law, is in good hands on our watch.
Pretty scary stuff, I suppose, if your short fingers are pilfering our national wealth and heritage.
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