Saturday, November 26, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are

Was Kennedy a "great" president? I really have no idea. He pursued a militarized foreign policy and made some particularly inapt remarks about segregation. He died, of course, well before his second term. Does anyone actually think that Ross Douthat possesses the nous and information to judge Kennedy? Why does this shallow lout of an ill-informed boob have a place on the national newspaper of record? Surely, there are better candidates than this dim bulb.

Because of a recent interaction with a NYT reporter, it is becoming clearer to me that knowledge takes a back seat to something else and what that some thing else is, isn't exactly clear.


  1. If we had just elected Nixon instead of Kennedy , the world would have been a better place. I don't think douchat understands anything outside of the context of the culture war, which I think is fairly common among people that have always been taken care of. Politics has real consequences for lots of us but when you are lucky enough to be shielded from hose consequences you can spend all your efforts arguing whether the right kind of person was in the whitehouse fifty years ago.

  2. I think that he is really to dumb to see things outside of cultural war frame, as that would require knowing something other than what he likes or dislikes.