Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Political wisdom of the day

Novelist Walter Kirn, guest-blogging on Andrew Sullivan:
This red-blue thing isn't real: it's a grid put down on the landscape by lazy pundits in order to foster a conflict that isn't there so the poeple who profit from conflict can work their way with us.
I suspect that far more of politics is about the interests of jostling factions of the political class than those of us who follow it prefer to admit. Red-blueism doesn't just overlook those interests, it obscures them, to the public's detriment.

Walter follows with a fascinating snapshot of Montana culture (his home state).


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