Monday, May 08, 2006


Saya bertemu artikel ini 'The Great Conservative Crackup: What National Review wrought?' (The Washington Monthly, Mei 2006) nukilan Jacob Heilbrunn.

Penulis ini membuka perenggan pertamanya dengan menarik: "To prove your conservative bona fides these days, you have to begin by denouncing conservatism."

Dan dua ayat yang menutup rencana ini juga memikat: "This is all the more ironic since liberals have for several years been bemoaning their own lack of ideas and looking to the conservative movement's rise for inspiration"

... dan yang ini "Who would have thought that, at the peak of the conservative movement's political success, its founding fathers would recoil from the Frankenstein's monster they created and end up as troubled heretics?"

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