Sunday, January 30


I'll be anxious to see if William F. Buckley Jr. and Peggy Noonan, among others who chose to parse the president's Second Inaugural Address (an address that surely seems to gain considerable currency today against the backdrop of Iraq's historic election), will feel compelled to answer Tom Wolfe's thesis (published in the New York Times) that George Bush's clarion call for freedom over oppression, and liberty over tyranny, is but a logically-linear extension of the Monroe Doctrine, albeit cast in a world in which hemispheres have dissolved and natural boundaries no longer immunize nations against the forces of evil.