Friday, July 14, 2006

On Bush's imperial presidency

If you have the time, be sure to check out John Dean's piece on authoritarian conservatism, entitled "Triumph of the Authoritarians," in today's Boston Globe.

Dean, former White House counsel under Nixon, is a self-labelled "Goldwater conservative" who finds "nothing conservative about the Bush/Cheney White House, which has created a Nixon 'imperial presidency' on steroids, while acting as if being tutored by the best and brightest of the Cosa Nostra".

Very well put. Authoritarianism has indeed had an "impact on contemporary conservatism," and it is very much what Bush's White House is all about.

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