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August 31, 2010

Comment Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

From regular reader Akston:

Emotions are the engine which often drives our efforts. Rationality is the steering wheel. Having one without the other is always problematic.

Agreed. And as we’ve seen, this tends to be the case with modern American democratic politics.

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  1. Obviously, the cold, calculating use of logic is the source of all our political problems.

    Comment by Quincy — August 31, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

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