November 15, 2002

WILLIAM SJOSTROM reports on the new face of appeasement: "So now we have the appeaser line: pretend to be a hawk, but a sensible one; admit that past hawkishness was a good idea, but then try to minimize it."

Well, as the saying goes, hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue. So, in a way, I think this is a sign of progress.