#  The Problem with Politics →

March 3rd, 2008 | In Worth Considering 

Though I think Mr. Hitchen’s remarks aren’t much truer today than they are at any time during any campaign, I am tempted to agree with this point:

It is cliché, not plagiarism, that is the problem with our stilted, room-temperature political discourse. It used to be that thinking people would say, with at least a shred of pride, that their own convictions would not shrink to fit on a label or on a bumper sticker. But now it seems that the more vapid and vacuous the logo, the more charm (or should that be “charisma”?) it exerts.

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