Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Apparently Acorns Can Fall A Long Way From The Tree, Then Get Up And Run Even Farther Away From The Tree

Here's an excerpt from a fascinating Fresh Air podcast:
After Goldwater lost the general election in a landslide to Lyndon B. Johnson, he wrote an angry letter demanding that Romney explain why he never endorsed him. George responded in a 12-page letter that included a warning that perhaps is even more relevant today than when it was written:

“Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the political and social fabric of a nation, lead to governmental crises and deadlocks, and stymie the compromises so often necessary to preserve freedom and achieve progress,” George wrote.

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