Fire Indeed

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Bush’s 2nd inaugural employed a familiar phrase: “By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well – a fire in the minds of men.” Hmmm, where have I heard that phrase, Fire in the Minds of Men Oh yes, that is the title of James Billington’s classic study (1980) on the origins of communism and the other totalitarian ideologies of the blood-soaked 20th century! It is still available.

4:54 pm on January 20, 2005
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