Friday, January 18, 2013

Professional Left Podcast #163

"It is time to stop looking for an accommodation with the Right. They want none for us. They want to win, at any price. So, you have a choice: be a fighting liberal or sit quietly. I know what I am, what are you?"


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Not that one. said...

Love the Steve Gilliard quote. Love your show.

–Fripp, Kicking Ass/NetrootsRadio

Cliff said...

I had two thoughts listening to this week's show.

1) We've already seen what happens when conservatives erase the past: They run the country full tilt into a brick wall. It happened from 2001 to 2008.
Which is to say, Brooks can never complete his project, because the right is always generating new shitstorms for him to hide, because they refuse to learn as a matter of ideology.

A bigger danger, I think, is that he'll file the sharp edges off of the ideology for long enough to let the plutocrats steal Social Security.

2) We've already seen what happens when the leaders of a Republic continually break the laws and refuse to discuss fundamental problems.

The late Roman Republic (the way I learned it) was marked by continual erosion of its laws, and a complete refusal of the upper classes to relinquish any power for the sake of the nation.

It culminated in fifty years worth of horrendous civil war and the Roman Empire. So good times for everybody.

Anonymous said...

Another good show.

As soon as I hear the class was "limited to 20 students" it hit me the part of the purpose of the class was an extended job interview to find true believers to hire into Heritage or where ever.