‘pride and progress’

a post by john lehrer

Now, I’m not sure I agree with that recent Shelby Steele quote about how “white Americans have made more moral progress in the last forty years than any people in the history of the human conditions.” For starters, I’m pretty sure that Germans deserve that dubious honor. The moral arc from Nazi Germany to a liberal, eco-friendly social democracy with a female-physicist president seems a wee bit steeper than the transition from Dwight Eisenhower to George Bush.

the post is about obama and what he signifies; it’s pretty short and pretty good.

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