Thursday, November 6, 2008

Will Wilkinson on Obama's Victory

Will essentially hits the nail on the head here.

I'm really mixed about this election. My own inherent distaste for identity politics and political tribalism (his term, I tend to think of it as the less condensed idea of politics as spectator sport: emotional, zero-sum, and irrational) threatens to be overpowered by the pure unadulterated joy that this result has created in some quarters. It is genuinely moving even as I distrust the abstract rightness of being moved by such events.

It is both wondrous and terrible.

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