A Long Way From Lake Wobegon

Garrison Keillor has a incendiary column at In These Times. It’s an excerpt from his new book:

Government of Enron and by Halliburton and for the Southern Baptists is not the same as what Lincoln spoke of. This gang of Pithecanthropus Republicanii has humbugged us to death on terrorism and tax cuts for the comfy and school prayer and flag burning and claimed the right to know what books we read and to dump their sewage upstream from the town and clear-cut the forests and gut the IRS and mark up the constitution on behalf of intolerance and promote the corporate takeover of the public airwaves and to hell with anybody who opposes them.

I take issue with his idealization of the Republican Party in the 1950s (American conservativism was hardly benign in those days) but it’s a great piece.

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