Re: The Lecture
Odd thing about Alter's lecture: he tries to trip up Kaus with the cognitive dissonance in Kaus's ideology, but he trips himself up instead. Both of these men threw in with Clintonian centrism in the 1990s. Now that the Bush era has revealed the ugly truth that the Clinton era was not much more than a retrenchment period aimed at sweeping modern liberalism into the dustbin and filling the coffers for imperial projects, Alter feels a certain amount of guilt. Kaus doesn't. That's really the only thing that separates these two guys.