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Entries by Eric Alterman from 04/2012

Think Again: John Bolton and the Problem with On-the-One-Hand Objectivity

| Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Bolton can hardly be said to have learned the error of his ways. For instance, according to a recent report in the Jerusalem Post, Bolton advised Tory delegates in Britain to press for a "pre-emptive strike" on Iran.

Think Again: The Ryan Budget Show, Part 2

| Posted 04.12.2012 | Media

A year ago I wrote about the odd love being shown for Rep. Paul Ryan and his shockingly regressive, budget-busting tax and spending plans. Some of them apparently learned their lesson and have kept quiet this time. But not many.

Why Obama Is Not A True Liberal

| Posted 04.18.2012 | Books

Is Barack Obama a Liberal? Well, maybe once upon a time, but today, no way. Just take a look at the history (and don't feel bad if you're surprised and disappointed. Your author sure was and he should have known better).

Think Again: How Classical Liberalism Morphed Into New Deal Liberalism

| Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Classical liberalism is synonymous with a faith in reason, which had arisen out of the Enlightenment as a reaction to claims of divine rule by the clergy and royalty of the late Middle Ages.