Friday, April 28, 2006

Juan Cole's Library Of Americana Translation Project

You probably already know about it, but if not, check it out.

This seems to me like a fantastic plan. It's largely ideas that have made this country great, and it's the great liberal (in the broad sense--the sense in which even most American conservatives are liberal) hope that these ideas are largely irresistable.

In a fair fight--and even in an unfair one--with religious extremism, my money is on The Federalist.

Though I've got to say that I think we might want to put Paine at the end of the list to be translated...I'm not sure whether our brothers in the Middle East are quite ready for (in Washington's words, if I'm not mistaken) "that dirtly little atheist" just yet...

[HT: Statisticasaurus Rex]


Blogger Aa said...

It was Teddy Roosevelt

5:01 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Washington called Teddy Roosevelt a dirty little atheist?

[ba-da ba!]

8:08 PM  
Blogger Aa said...

Exactly, it was Washington Channeling the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt with the answer coming from Roosevelt's lips.

9:23 AM  

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