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July 02, 2010

Re: The Tea Party As Secular Fundamentalism

[The Tea Party] is a form of secular fundamentalism - the analog to "originalist" versions of constitutional interpretation. Now, I feel I understand it better. Having tried Biblical fundamentalism, the GOP is now trying secular fundamentalism. As a psychological response to a bewildering modernity with lots of least-worst options, this is a powerful force. As a practical politics, it is just performance art.

via andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com

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