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Briefly noted

April 5, 2009, 9:39 pm

America is too exceptional; and American soldiers are people too.

Updated: here’s Obama’s ‘exceptionalism’ answer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDuBpEYKCSA&hl=en&fs=1

In one sense, of course, it’s nearly vacuous. But in “threading the needle”, as someone put it, in building a principled frame within which cake may be both eaten and had, it resembles the lightning-strikes of insight familiar from psychotherapy or religion.

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