...in large part a snobbish dismissal of Johnson by the Eastern establishment. Cambridge professors and Manhattan lawyers and their guitar-strumming children thought they could run the country and the world better than this lugubrious bohunk from Texas. These privileged members of a privileged nation believed that their pleasant position could be maintained without anything visibly ugly happening in the world. They were full of aesthetic disdain for their own defenders.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Harvard to lift fatwa against ROTC on campus
How about that. Good riddance to the ban. Brings to mind John Updike's sneer against the anti-war movement of the 60s. It was