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Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Arrested Development and the War on Terror

Conor Friedersdorf uses the occasion of Arrested Development‘s renewal to offer some very serious reflections on the War on Terror and the current state of American politics. Here are a few: This is how desperate War on Terror critics are. Conflicted words from a man with a history of breaking his, and that man’s apparent […]

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Archive Civic Polity Peter Escalante

The State of Exception

The crazier ranks of the American Left and Right converge in several ways. The bad habit of namecalling their opponents Nazis, with no real reason, is one of them (only the Right uses “Communist” as a witch charge, but both use “Nazi”). George Bush II isn’t a Nazi, and neither is President Obama, who is […]