Politics On Obama on Virginia Tech
posted by April 18 at 1:33 AMon
Reacting to Obama’s speech— “there’s a lot of different forms of violence in our society, and so much of it is rooted in our incapacity to recognize ourselves in each other” — Smith says:
it captures what moves a lot of people about Obama, and bothers others: His instinct for abstraction and large themes, and his sense that America’s problems have at their root solutions that have as much to do with hope and process as with any specific course of action.
Kind of obvious, but it’s worth checking out. Smith says it well (“Many politicians would avoid, I think, suggesting that outsourcing and mass-murder belong in the same category,”) and there’s a lengthy-beyond-comprehension discussion in the comments.