Hope and Change and Culture and Civility

Be Careful What You Wish For

In our super-secret Contributor’s Conclave, we were discussing a certain Presidential candidate of notorious metrosexual proclivities, who had the bald effrontery to wear flip-flops with a blazer and slacks. And the question quite logically was asked: “This guy is supposed to bring culture and civility back to the White House?”

To the best of my knowledge, Obama has promised Hope and Change, rather than culture and civility.

Historically, culture and civility are found in stable, settled societies, and are marks of conservatism.

Hope and Change, on the other hand, are associated with revolution.

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