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Short of killing each other...

Filed By Ed Team | January 16, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: digby, ideology, killing

"It has been my experience and reading of history generally that politics is rarely a gentlemanly debate about the public good but is rather a struggle between competing interests. And ideology is usually what binds these interests together through common values and worldviews. In our system those interests have historically formed coalitions within the two political parties which fight it out before the public. I'm sorry that's unpleasant, but it's usually the best humans can do short of killing each other."

--digby on our ability to dispassionately promote the common good


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