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Friday, August 10, 2007

The conservative vine withers

The Economist has a fairly brief, but substantive look at the declining support for the Republican Party in the United States. From a botched war to nepotism and corruption, there's a reason 40% of Republicans think Democrats will win the presidency next year.

There's one particular graphic that's worth a closer look. The following chart (center) tracks support for "peace through strength" among Americans. Note the dips in the "agree" line? Right after we got involved in wars. Militarism sounds great until the bodies come home.

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