Monday, April 19, 2010

Title win!


Quoth William Saletan at Slate:

Sarah Palin thinks Barack Obama is a wimp. She's been going around to Tea Party rallies, invoking the spirit of revolutionary Boston and castigating Obama for failing to exalt American power and punish our adversaries. She seems blissfully unaware that the imperial arrogance she's preaching isn't how the American founders behaved. It's how the British behaved, and why they lost. Palin represents everything the original Tea Party was against.

True as far as it goes (but not the whole story; let's not pretend that Barack Obama has failed to shoulder -- reluctantly perhaps, but dutifully and with no apparent sense of irony -- The White Man's Burden).

But the real gold is in the title -- a neologism which I hope grows legs:

Hegemoron

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