This week's post is basically a link to a 2005 article in The New Republic by Jonathan Chait. which I found much more illuminating and interesting than anything I am going to write today. The article also ties into my previous Post about "ideologies" and to one I am planning to write about religious fundamentalism.
While I do not necessarily agree with everything Mr. Chait writes, I think his basic point is both correct and very important. The link is: http://www.tnr.com/article/fact-finders