Thursday, January 6, 2011


ah the inglorious glory of being glorious. he's up there with sergio de mello, but if there was ever a diplomat that embodied the liberal dilemma, it was holbrooke. he was an arrogant hypocrite of the best kind, the kind that was self-important because he was important. he walked the impossibly fine line between defending liberalism and defending it through necessarily illiberal means. and i'll always love him for it.

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