Miller Time

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Whether you’re an Obama supporter, frustrated supporter, or opposer, you should read Laura Miller’s short essay on his intellectual influences. A name of particular interest on this blog: Reinhold Niebuhr.

As always: Laura Miller rawks.

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9 Responses to “Miller Time”

  1. Michael Lasley Says:

    great article. well….the last half of it was great, anyway. miller always has an interesting take on whatever she writes about.

    and i like the niebuhr – bono comparison.

  2. Michael Lasley Says:

    And also, JU, since, honestly, it’s you me and Al these days….does Miller’s take on Obama change how you look at the stance he took on wiretapping and whathaveyou? The things you pointed to in the “Getting It Wrong” post?

  3. urbino Says:

    Somewhat. If she’s right, it makes it more understandable. I still think it’s the wrong issue to be Niebuhrian on, but at least it suggests that he might continue rolling the Bush policy back on this, just in slow, incremental steps.

  4. Michael Lasley Says:

    Agreed — about it being the wrong issue. It seems like that’d have been a really big statement for Obama to make.

  5. Terry A. Says:

    “And also, JU, since, honestly, it’s you me and Al these days…”

    Jerk.

  6. alsturgeon Says:

    Speaking of The Jerk, I’ll just add that I’m happy to be in there somewhere.

  7. Michael Lasley Says:

    Sorry…..I forget about the little people, Terry. Blame it on my west coast bias.

  8. urbino Says:

    You coastal elite, you.

  9. Bookmarks about Essay Says:

    […] – bookmarked by 3 members originally found by jeroid on 2008-08-22 Miller Time https://hungryhungryhippos.wordpress.com/2008/07/08/miller-time/ – bookmarked by 5 members […]

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