Saturday, January 27, 2007

Scooter and Me

Nick Bromell, an English professor at UMass - Amherst, has written a a brilliant column on his childhood friend L. Scooter Libby, fundamentalism, liberalism, and truth. I can't recommend it highly enough. He gets a bit abstract at points, but his discussion of liberalism and self-doubt and Truth is, I think, dead on the money (and quite Rawlsian at that).

1 comment:

Henry said...

It's good. The article has a lot in common with 'The Conservative Soul'. This idea of the dichotomy of liberalism vs. fundamentalism seems to be showing up in a lot of places these days. I do think that the message that fundamentalism tends to beget fundamentalism is important to recognize. People from all political perspectives are becoming fundamentalized these days. Liberalism is the political philosophy of peaceful coexistence.