Cogitating Peter on The Variegated Nature of American Political Theology


My American Political Theology is better than your American Political Theology might be a better title for these hasty jottings of Cogitating Peter (CP). It echoes of a schoolyard taunt. How many times will be treated to 'patriotic thinkers' falling into political line with the current occupant of the White House? We have spent our political/moral capital on Afghanistan and Iraq, not to speak of our young people in uniform and our national Treasury. What form of institutional thuggery have we not tolerated in the name of American Interest, in the name of our sub rosa Empire? Even when a just cause presents itself to our vision: we are trapped by our own mendacity and bad faith!


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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.'
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