Monday, March 18, 2013

The People is Oll Korrect

I was driving home today listening to a talk show about  the leadership race in  the Liberal Party of  Canada.  One guest, a pollster, said it all depended on whether a certain candidate had "electricity."  I had to wonder if,  back in the 1840s, pollsters talked about candidates  having "electricity."

A few minutes later a political science professor   was on saying  that if the new Liberal leader was going to  win,  he'd have to convince voters to think about their unifying interests and not just the sectional interests that divided them.

Sectional interests?


Sure  enough, I was driving through  the 1840s.   I should  have known this was possible when the Know-Nothing Party revived.


1 comment:

  1. I very much enjoyed your blog, Muhlberger's World History. I am working on a book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word] theoryofirony.com, then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg contraption of a brain processes the world with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? History. Literature. Art. Science. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavor.

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