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A note on political moderation

John Zvesper writes a very thoughtful article from Europe and considers the Europeans’ view that Bush thinks of the USA in messianic terms; that he sees America as the savior of the world. The Europeans think that what they call Bush’s Republican messianism is less acceptable than Woodrow Wilson’s more acceptable Democratic version. Let Zvesper thoughtfully walk you through all this. It’s a good trip. And he has some advice for Bush that will (or should) lead his critics to understand that Bush thinks that political moderation is a virtue, and the source of that moderation is the standard of natural human equality and not an unprincipled and unlimited "multilateralism." Here is the Bush speech of September 11, 2002 that Zvesper
refers to.   

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