Thursday, June 29, 2006

Why I Get my Politics from Comedians (more summer repeats)
Puritans and Drunks Part 78 1/2.

One argues that the only politics is the politics of idealism, the other that the only morality is the denial of politics altogether.

What makes the new American culture -of which Stewart is a good representative- interesting is that it's on neither pole. It's neither idealist nor cynical. It mocks the ideals of science as applied to life, but not logic as such (it mocks progress but not decency) Self-identified progressives may enjoy The Daily Show but they don't get the point.
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This is funny.

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