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Entries by Jim Sleeper from 11/2011

As Obama Mishandles the Economy, Pundits Misjudge the Politics

| Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

About bare-knuckled politics, Beltway commentators have little to say. Ezra Klein gives us the inevitable, inexorable, crippling worldview in which the people don't exist, except in Pew polls.

How 'Occupy Portland' Made History This Week

| Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Good leaders and clear agendas must, indeed, emerge, but the best things that Portlanders did on Saturday night were that a) they found the courage to turn out in great numbers and b) they refused to be baited.

Henry Kissinger's Grand Strategy Takes a New Turn at Yale

| Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

It's no judgment against John Gaddis' George F. Kennan: An American Life to suggest that now, after years of dancing around each other, its author and its reviewer have learned to make use of each other, as they are doing here now.