Billmon on politics and bloggery
Whiskey Bar: My Back Pages: "It’s not, mind you, that I’ve changed my mind about the efficacy of blogging -- or the truth. I still think they’re both politically futile. The empire no doubt will continue mashing its way forward – until financial treads come off somewhere down the road. American democracy will continue to vegetate in the chronic ward, occasionally moaning or drooling or wetting itself, until someone in authority finally orders the feeding tube pulled out. The Republican Party no doubt will continue to metastasize into an unholy alliance of Christian authoritarians and nationalist xenophobes. Little Green Footballs uber alles. The world, in other words, no doubt will continue heading for hell in a hand basket."
Read the rest—he's dead-on.