Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Department of Clarifications

I found the additional Obama commentary I was thinking of yesterday; it is an essay by Simon Critchley in this month's Harper's (his piece is not available electronically unfortunately so far as I can tell). Critchley likens Obama's intellectual embrace of the political common good to what he sees as Obama's diffidently willed allegiance (if there can be such a thing) to Christianity. Maybe, but at any rate the former is a "will to believe" I can go along with.

Critchley is always worth reading though--he also happens to be a favorite philosopher of mine because of his interest in Wallace Stevens.

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