Saturday, May 07, 2005

A comment and question, but not about John Bolton:
Why is it that American commentators are constantly trying to 'explain' the role of formalized hypocrisy in other political cultures? Conservatives feign disgust, while liberals respond gently, as if explaining to us as children the roots of an uncle's alcoholism. The logic is the same whether the discussion concerns the behavior of the French, the Iranians or as now the Japanese.
After all the years and all the blood, Americans still like to constider themselves naive. I'll never understand the American fear of sophistication. Or rather at this point I just can't forgive it.

And am I the only one who sees immediately the relationship of the above to this?

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