Saturday, August 09, 2008

Virginia Postrel on Obama

This is how I see Obama too - the 'change' is no wish to let things happen, but rather to return to previous states. Her closing sentences are excellent.
The theme running through Dreams from My Father is the search for order, for stability, for roots in an undisturbed pre-modern culture. How that yearning for stasis translates into presidential policy is not clear, but I worry. But then I have no nostalgia for the order into which my grandparents were born--even though the old factories have moved away and people no longer grow their own food.

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