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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Fundamentalist Crackpot or Unscrupulous Fraud?

See? I carefully consider both sides of an argument, folks.

There's been a spate of articles published lately that contemplate the dark side of Bush's faith. After all, there have been about a half-dozen books touting his Christian bona fides. So why not a few rebuttals?

The most significant is Ron Suskind's NYT magazine piece from Sunday:

Here's a good New Republic article that uses a lot of info from Richard Clarke. The idea is that Bush's ideology means that he can be played like a fiddle by savvy advisors:

Finally, there's this piece from the American Prospect, suggesting that Bush is in fact manipulating faith for other ends:

Thanks to the Mighty COW for prompting this post.