Friday, September 12, 2008

This Week’s Wanderer ...

... has a great retrospective on the GOP convention by Peggy Moen. It includes interviews with Wanderer-reader/delegates, with nuggets like this from Dr. John Willke, a founder of the pro- life movement and president of the Life Issues Institute, about Sarah Palin: “On a scale of one to ten, she’s a 20.”

Also check out Tom Roeser on how Sarah might actually help McCain climb the mountain, and Paul Likoudis’s fascinating history of the conflict in France between the revolutionaries and the Church – on the occasion of the visit today by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.

Likoudis’s article indicates how insightful was the question of Otto von Habsburg of Chou En-Lai in 1934:

“What do you think of the French Revolution?” (asked von Habsburg, the heir to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire).

“It’s too soon to tell,” replied Chou En-Lai, Mao’s intellectual henchman – who, like von Habsburg, had studied in Paris.

(If the story sounds familiar, it’s because Henry Kissinger stole it and told it of himself, in his memoirs).

Lots of other good stuff – and my memories of the 1988 GOP vice-presidential selection, which augurs not so well for Sarah.

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