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  • Worthwhile Reading

    Posted by David Foster on January 23rd, 2007 (All posts by )

    Nick Cohen was raised by liberal and very political parents, and never met a conservative until he was 13. In this post, he writes about the evolution of his thinking and about leftist attitudes toward Iraq.

    Cohen’s book, What’s Left: How Liberals Lost Their Way will be published in February.


    8 Responses to “Worthwhile Reading”

    1. Lexington Green Says:

      Good piece.

      That guy is now going to shunned, repudiated and shat on by every friend he thought he had.

    2. Anonymous Says:

      Good piece, and more power to Mr. Cohen. But did no one else do a double-take at this:

      there is a lot to be said for growing up in a household in which everyday decisions about what to buy and what to reject have a moral quality.

      Gack! What a horrible way to live.

    3. Ginny Says:

      I don’t know. I bought a Sam’s Card as a political gesture (we hadn’t had one for years – since we had a lot more people at our dinner tables). The bad press seemed stupid. Course, now, our cupboards make people think we are Mormons or survivalists.

    4. bill Says:

      “That guy is now going to shunned, repudiated and shat on by every friend he thought he had.”

      Indeed. Perhaps they’ll accuse him of attending a madrasa during his elementary school years.

      or of faking his war wounds.

      or of murdering an old acquaintance and making it look like suicide.

    5. mishu Says:

      Thanks for the non-sequitor Bill.

    6. bill Says:

      (a) it’s spelled non-sequitUr

      (b) it does follow from the unfounded notion that because a conservative makes an argument one agrees with, he is going to be Swift Boated, particularly in light of the double standard for such Swift Boating to the “Left” on this site.

    7. triticale Says:

      Bill, Swift Boating as such can only be done by people who served alongside you and observed you in action.

    8. James A. Pacella Says:

      Triticale: In addition to what you said, it can only be done to expose lies with the truth.