Monday, September 18, 2006

reasonable loser

Al Gore reportedly signed a deal for a new book, the title of which seems to underscore what I wrote last week about Bush.

Logos. Reason. If not the same thing, then definitely cousins.

If smart, left-leaning folks want reason to get more credence in this day and age (which, by the way, I think is a good thing), it would seem a better strategy to find ways to make it seem unreasonable. That is, skip the normative bluster, and try to find ways to inflame passions. Try leaving the brain alone once in a while and go for the gut.

(Apologies for the headline. I know Gore won. But in the end he lost, because Bush's people were unreasonably committed to taking Florida.)

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