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Friday, September 16, 2005

Quote du jour

[It] is seemingly inaccessible to considerations of reality in its basic reactions. For it, the vast fund of objective fact about human society is not, as with us, the measure against which outlook is constantly being tested and re-formed, but a grab bag from which individual items are selected arbitrarily and tendenciously to bolster an outlook already preconceived.
While the description fits the Bushies to a T, even by their own admission ("We create our own reality"), it is actually what George Kennan said about the Soviet Union back in 1946.

Thanks Jonathan at A Tiny Revolution for tying those two together.