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Operation Hubris

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 9:03 AM
1. Goldberg does believe America is exceptional. 2. He does not think we should invade the world 3. nor flood our land with 3rd Worlders, (whatever that means) 4. he doesn't think Nazism and Fascism were Liberal, he thinks they were socialist.

One of the great things about American politics is its capacity for punishing hubris.

For the ancient Greeks, hubris didn't merely describe god-like arrogance. It was a crime, usually defined as taking too much pleasure in the humiliation of your foes. In its modern usage it usually means the pride that comes before the fall.

In the wake of Barack Obama's State of the Union address, both connotations seem at least a little apt. We are well into our fourth month of epidemic thumb-suckery over the question, "Are the Republicans doomed?" The latest New York Times Magazine asks, "Can the Republicans...