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It's amazing how often exceptionalism is a recurring theme with people who seek to excuse their violent excesses.
by zoe on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 04:29:06 PM EST
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Yes, the great excuse. And this is exceptionalism of frightening intensity:

this country is a blessed nation.

The British are special - the world knows it, in our innermost thoughts we know it. This is the greatest nation on earth.

Thatcher just talked about putting the Great back into Britain (OK, maybe a bit more...) But this... Gah.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 04:44:16 PM EST
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I heard that quote on the radio in the car and sat there amazed. It was like he was posessed by the spirit of Norman Tebbit.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 05:24:50 PM EST
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The religious tone would be shocking if I didn't know Blair is a Christian  fundamentalist of sorts.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 05:59:08 PM EST
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