Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A view from without

An interesting, even inspiring meditation on tomorrow's elections, from French author/student of America Bernard-Henri Levy:

"We will know, now, very soon. The two victories of the “moral values” maniacs in 2000 and 2004 were never a movement but a battle of the rearguard. The sustained direction of the past 40 years of American history — toward the victories of civil rights, the democratisation of the South, the loosening of moral strictures — demonstrates that the Bush phenomenon is above all a last stand, the ultimate and terrible outburst of a beast that knows it is wounded and is gambling it all. The reasons to hope largely overtake the grounds for worry."

Having mailed my ballot--there certainly are less convenient ways to do your civic duty-- I'll be waiting and hoping tomorrow.


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