Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Glenn Greenwald on Paul Krugman's 9/11 Statement: Subverting Official Political Script for Remembrance

Glenn Greenwald at Salon, on the ludicrous charge that Paul Krugman politicized an otherwise apolitical 9/11 day of remembrance, committing a sin of etiquette akin to intruding on a private funeral with a political tirade: 

Krugman's sin wasn't that he inappropriately politicized what was otherwise an apolitical day.  His sin was the opposite.  He deviated from the approved, mandatory political script for that day: by pointing out that it isn't only the Terrorists but also ourselves who engaged in deeply shameful crimes.  He didn't politicize an apolitical day; to the contrary, he subverted the most politically propagandistic day that now exists in American political culture.  

Greenwald's absolutely right.

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