Friday, May 23, 2008

Slogans over substance
Why ‘progressives’ often win: about 70 years of American political history taught as memorable punchlines
Woodrow Wilson was no dummy. We know he wasn’t because from 1902 to 1910 he was president of Princeton University, and everybody says that Princeton is a high-class school.

Wilson trumpeted a New Freedom.

Taft, a well-fed politico who topped the scales at more than 300 pounds, promptly announced that political slogans were childish and, besides, the old freedom was plenty good enough.
Quite so.

From LRC.

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