Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PJ on Afghanistan

Early in PJ O'Rourke's amusing and informative essay on Afghanistan, The 72-Hour Expert, comes this comment on tribalism.
Even the worst of Afghan governments never acquired the special knack of pitting tribe against tribe that is vital to American politics—the Squishy Liberal Tribe vs. the Kick-Butt Tribe; the Indignantly Entitled Tribe vs. the Fed-Up Taxpayer Tribe; the Smug Tribe vs. the Wipe-That-Smirk-Off-Your-Face Tribe.
Nice to see the idea spreading out.

1 comment:

Anna said...

I heart PJO'R. Victor Davis Hanson, whom I also heart, is onto the tribalism meme as well.