Stirling Newberry, at TPM Cafe has posted one of the best pieces I've read all year. Titled "The Revolution Eats Its Own" it examines the reasons for the ascension of the right over the last decade, the Mark Foley scandal and why it is so much more than a sex scandal for the Right, and the emerging civil war among the various factions in the Conservative (reactionary) movement in the United States.
It's a very long article (and I won't try to summarize it here) but one that should be required reading. Read it once today, come back and read it again tomorrow. It's that good and that dense and that important.
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