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The Weblog at The View from the Core - Wed. 02/02/05 07:53:40 AM

Andrew Sullivan Dissected

Who would have thought that anybody would have the stomach to do this?

Justin Katz has blogged his entire article on Andrew Sullivan.

Here is my own opinion about Sullivan:

Sullivan (and Dick Morris, too, Iíve noticed lately) lets his feeling lead the way: whatever he happens to feel at a given time is paramount, causing him to muster whatever evidence and arguments he can to support the feeling of the month. He has quite the right to do so, of course; but one must recognize thatís what is going on. And, since feelings come and go, one mustnít expect very much consistency. I think this tendency is even more pronounced in Morris, who doesnít have ďthe polestarĒ (hat tip Mark Shea) of one overriding feeling to keep him steady.

And here it is again:

I notice a similarity (perhaps the only one) between Sullivan and Dick Morris: though each can be the master of a very good argument, both are really led by their emotions. Each will construct an elaborate edifice of fact and reason which, upon careful examination, quite contradicts another of his own elaborate constructs of fact and reason. Why? Because each is merely using facts and reason to justify a position, more-or-less permanent or temporary, to which his emotion has lead him.

But Justin 'splains that much better than I do. :-)

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Wed. 02/02/05 07:53:40 AM
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