Jonah Goldberg

#156305 Jonah Goldberg

Our country, if you read the 'Federalist Papers,' is about disagreement. It's about pitting faction against faction, divided government, checks and balances. The hero in American political tradition is the man who stands up to the mob - not the mob itself. .

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#156306 Jonah Goldberg

Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony. .

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#156307 Jonah Goldberg

But if the choice is a cool president and 8 or 10 percent unemployment in a declining economy and a country that seems to be going in the wrong direction and structural unemployment for young people at 50 percent, I'd rather have a dorky president who fixed those problems. .

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#156308 Jonah Goldberg

You can make a very good argument that society would be much worse off if you let 10 rapists and murderers free rather than put one poor, wrongly accused accountant in prison. And so my only point on that is that it should open up an argument. It should not sort of settle one, because nobody disagrees with it. .

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#156309 Jonah Goldberg

If you spend any time in Washington you'll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or 1960s British comedies to policy minutiae and political arcana. But, like Christians in ancient Rome, you can still spot them if you know the signals. .

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#156310 Jonah Goldberg

Obama did inherit a deficit when he came into office. Why this fact justifies racking up vastly more debt and bigger deficits is a logical mystery. .

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#156311 Jonah Goldberg

I would also say Barack Obama has spent much, much, much, much more money than the Republicans. .

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#156312 Jonah Goldberg

The GOP needs to figure out a way to become more appealing to new constituencies. .

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#156313 Jonah Goldberg

We are a species that must try to impose and find systems - systems of thought, ways of organizing and categorizing reality. .

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#156314 Jonah Goldberg

If power made one evil, then God would be the Devil. .

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#156315 Jonah Goldberg

But it is one of these sort of mythologies about America and its intellectual history, that the right embraced this thing called social Darwinism, when it never did so. .

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#156316 Jonah Goldberg

Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent of winning the Klan's endorsement - it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you. .

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#156317 Jonah Goldberg

There was no intellectual movement in American history called social Darwinism. The people who were supposedly the leaders of the social Darwinist movement never embraced something called social Darwinism. It didn't exist. .

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#156318 Jonah Goldberg

You know those Navy SEALs, they weren't Democrats and Republicans. They were just doing what was best for America. Wouldn't that be a great country if all of you Americans were just like that? You followed orders, you marched in step and you followed my agenda. .

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#156319 Jonah Goldberg

Social distinctions tend to matter only at your own level and above. .

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#156320 Jonah Goldberg

The premise of my book is that everyone is a bit ideological to some extent. Everyone comes from a ideological perspective. .

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#156321 Jonah Goldberg

The main difference between liberals and conservatives is that conservatives are honest about it. We're kind of dorks about it. We are kind of like Dungeons and Dragons geeks. .

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#156322 Jonah Goldberg

The problem with the United Nations is that while democracy within nations is the best available form of government, democracy among nations can be a moral disaster - especially if some nations are not democracies. .

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#156323 Jonah Goldberg

I think as - all in all, it's better to have a cool president than a not cool president. .

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#156324 Jonah Goldberg

If we say that anyone who 'moralizes' must be perfect morally then we are in effect saying no one can moralize. .

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#156325 Jonah Goldberg

And it's the President of the United States who said he wasn't going to spike the football and all this, we shouldn't gloat about it, running campaign ads, gloating about it and saying the other guy isn't good enough to do the tough things that I did, which I think is, one reprehensible. .

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#156326 Jonah Goldberg

But you're never taught in schools - we don't teach anyone in public schools that government is the problem. We don't teach anyone in college that government is the problem - except maybe a handful of sort of unique, conservative schools. But mainstream media never talks as if government is the problem. .

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#156327 Jonah Goldberg

One of the things that really drove me crazy was the way in which college kids, in particular, are educated to think that ideology is dangerous and bad. .

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#156328 Jonah Goldberg

Republican politics have been off-kilter for several years now because a large segment of the conservative base does not look back fondly on the Bush presidency. .

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#191265 Jonah Goldberg

Our country, if you read the Federalist Papers, is about disagreement. Its about pitting faction against faction, divided government, checks and balances. The hero in American political tradition is the man who stands up to the mob - not the mob itself. .

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