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November 05, 2012 12:49 PM

Reflections on Mittmentum (with an assist from Aristotle)

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

A long, long time  ago — September 17, 2012, to be precise — I posted a column called Newton’s First Law of Motion Applied to Political Strategy (With a Brief Excursus on Gaffes).  In it, I speculated about why politicians and pundits paid so much attention to polls given the fact that polls were often [...]

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