hard heads soft hearts

a scratch pad for half-formed thoughts by a liberal political junkie who's nobody special. ''Hard Heads, Soft Hearts'' is the title of a book by Princeton economist Alan Blinder, and tends to be a favorite motto of neoliberals, especially liberal economists.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2002
before Gene Lyons was the scourge of Clinton-haters and the Washington media establishment (but I repeat myself), he was the author of a damned fine book called "The Higher Illiteracy". Those who think of Lyons as a reflexively party-line liberal would be surprised if they read it. In any case I will see If I can transcribe and post some of my favorite snippets from the book.