Strange Death of Liberal Amercia

An excellent article chastizing liberal Americans for their lack of action in the London Review of Books: Bush's Useful Idiots: Tony Judt on the Strange Death of Liberal America.

He ends particularly well:

It is the liberals, then, who count. They are, as it might be, the canaries
in the sulphurous mineshaft of modern democracy .... Liberal intellectuals used
to be distinguished precisely by their efforts to think for themselves, rather
than in the service of others. Intellectuals should not be smugly theorising
endless war, much less confidently promoting and excusing it. They should be
engaged in disturbing the peace – their own above all.

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