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DISJOINT SPIN January 26, 2006

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, US Politics.
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Andrew Sabl proposes an axiom: “No argument can succeed in American politics if it contains a subjunctive.”

Seems to me that this proposition might well be true, and to equally apply to Australian politics. I think it is the spin thing again involving both management of the news and response to the news by those whose responses are judged politically significant.

I too have the sense that politics is post-subjunctive, although I have no idea when it began. Nevertheless, I will continue to listen for the exception, and wonder what would be, if it were not so.

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