October 30, 2008
FOUAD AJAMI: Obama And The Politics of Crowds. “We think of places like Argentina and Egypt and Iran, of multitudes brought together by their zeal for a Peron or a Nasser or a Khomeini. In these kinds of societies, the crowd comes forth to affirm its faith in a redeemer: a man who would set the world right.” Of course, Sarah Palin has been drawing huge crowds, too. Do people see her as a redeemer?