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Real American Greatness

James Poulos interviews Ross Douthat.  Stick around for Poulos's closing comment at the very end.  Awesome.

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Awesome? That America can't make up it's mind about what greatness means, and that in the end it takes a great people to make a great America. Not seeing it, actually. Seems pretty obvious stuff to me.

I thought it Poulos showed real insight into the limits political (even national) romanticism and the ambiguity of the term national greatness. It is probaby obvious to some (though it sums a feeling I've had for years and haven't been able to put words to), but somebody should tell David Brooks and John McCain

Congrats to Poulos on the new (to me) gig. Pete is right that the last little bit is a tasty morsel of wisdom, although the interview itself is a bit sleepy, despite James' attempt to get R. Douthat, who was/is too hard on Bush, to acknowledge that fact.

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