Dreaming about the boldest things

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December 23, 2010
Human Events
by John Hayward  
Posted in Commentary

"The similarities between [Vladimir Putin's] Young Guards boilerplate and Obama rhetoric are not surprising. In both cases, the acolytes of a massive and powerful State seek to transform the population to meet their needs. Collectivist and totalitarian rhetoric is always transformative in nature. The State forever promises to elevate its people through the magic of shared dreams, because it needs people who are willing to pay any price for a taste of that magic. Implicit in all this talk of 'transformation' is the notion that something has been wrong with us all along." (12/23/10)


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