Links for the day, American edition (or: Left is right and right is left)
- David Corn in The Nation on conservative "realists" and liberal types looking for, but failing to find, common ground "beyond neo-conservatism". An indictment of any part of the left that it is even interested in finding common ground with the Kissengerites. (Worst offenders: the LRB and all its fans who embrace Kissinger devotees Wald and Mearsheimer.)
The Reality-Based Community: Appeasement
- Mark Kleiman pondering the Bush regime's crypto-doveish freeing of a Mahdi Army thug at the behest of theocratic fascist Moqtada al-Sadr. Appeasement? Kissengerite "realism"? Good PR on the Shi-ite street? You decide.
Barbara's Blog: Is It Safe to Go Back to Church?
- Barbara Ehrenreich reaches out on behalf of the left to America's Christian majority. About time, I say!