Monday, September 20, 2010

George Will's current op-ed

The op is in regards to Castro who recently told The Atlantic that "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore."

Some choice quotes from the op:

"As everyone attuned to the zeitgeist then was - college students who owned black turtlenecks; aficionados of foreign films (not "movies," heaven forfend)...

and the best of all...

"Half a century later, Castro seems to be catching up...He who proclaimed at his 1953 trial that 'History will absolve me' may at last have lost the most destructive illusion of modern politics, the idea that history is a proper noun."

This repudiation of History as a Science is not new of course, but it's Will's relaxation and elegance in the statement that makes it so sharp...and (thankfully) not academic which tends to aggrandize ideas like this for the sake of wanting to be insightful (to others of course).

Will is seriously coming into his own.

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