Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Wednesday recommended reading 

If you haven't done so already: John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, journalists for "The Economist" and the authors of "The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America," argue that American conservatives should cheer up.

Their basic point that conservatives should not get obsessed or disheartened by "snapshot[s] of recent events" and should instead look at the big picture, is a valid one, and one that I've made on this blog many times before. In any endeavor there are always setbacks and problems along the way. Our increasingly faster way of life, combined with the 24 hour news cycle, only exacerbate the tendency to focus on "now". As events lose context, we lose perspective, and instead of recognizing that we are a part of the great chain of life, we're only conscious of lurching from one crisis to the next.

So, dear right, take a deep breath and relax a bit.


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