Bill Kaufmann Article on Ron Paul at The American ConservativeSubmitted by a.c.king on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 11:52
Dr. Paul understands that despair is a sin, and anger a consuming fire. So he is equable but urgent, radical but in a meek-shall-inherit-the-earth way. He, more than anyone, has dented, if not shattered, the liberal-conservative/Red-Blue prison cell in which our politics are trapped, and American voices suffocated. Doherty describes the typical Paul crowd as consisting of “concerned veterans, pierced anarchists, conservative Christian moms, real estate brokers and homeschoolers and weapons enthusiasts and peace hippies” exuding “a galloping joy and enthusiasm.” And no great thing, as Emerson lectured us, is ever accomplished without enthusiasm.
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