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There's a lot more in that article to ding: Africa? Most independent observers admit that our influence in Africa is at something of a low ebb, though it was never great to begin with. China is making a huge diplomatic and economic push into African affairs, mostly by promising that it will provide aid and trade without nattering about humanitarianism, rights, etc. In response to that, the Bush administration has done.... nothing.

And don't get me started on the equation of "liberal" with "big government": it's absurd and, as you note, the growth is all in the "Big Brother" territory that is decidedly and deliberately illiberal.

NCLB? A trojan horse, designed to defund public education entirely.

Posted by Ahistoricality at September 10, 2008 11:03 AM

I know there's more I should have ranted about. :) But I was approaching novella-length already. I'm surprised you bothered to read anything that long!

The article itself is thought-provoking. I've tried to decide just how serious the author was about all of that, but it's tough for me. When it comes to Bush, I just don't have an objective bone in my body.

Posted by Anne at September 10, 2008 11:46 AM