Friday, August 27, 2010

The Education of Andrew Bacevich

The military historian and antiwar conservative "traces his odyssey from Cold War soldier to critic of American militarism" — How Washington Rules.

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Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

That reminded me, for no immediate reason, of this old John Updike essay:

The protest, from my perspective, was in large part a snobbish dismissal of [Lyndon] Johnson by the Eastern establishment; Cambridge professors and Manhattan lawyers and their guitar-strumming children thought they could run the country and the world better than this lugubrious bohunk from Texas. These privileged members of a privileged nation believed that their pleasant position could be maintained without anything visibly ugly happening in the world. They were full of aesthetic disdain for their own defenders, the business-suited hirelings drearily pondering geopolitics and its bloody necessities down in Washington.

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