Saturday, September 27, 2003

Interview with Robert Kagan in Spain's La Vanguardia translated on Europundits. I'm really not sure what to make of this guy. His is an idiosyncratic point of view to be sure. He's obviously an idealist, yet he disdains idealism. And while I don't disagree with too much of what he says, I'm put off by his stridency. A quote from this NY Times op-ed by David Brooks comes to mind: "Conservatives are people who teach the value of prudence but are incapable of exercising any." Except that Kagan doesn't preach the value of prudence and, it appears, doesn't even bother calling himself a conservative.


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