Friday, May 25, 2007

Playing the victim

There's a right-wing Milwaukee talk radio host who has written a book asserting that the United States has become "a nation of self-proclaimed victims," in the words of a Publishers Weekly review on

Who is the author?

Hint: It's not Jessica McBride. As Mike Plaisted points out, McBride and her supporters play the victim card themselves. Sykes, according to the Library Journal, would say:
This perception of ourselves as a nation of victims represents nothing less than the decay of the American character. (Author Charles) Sykes calls for a "moratorium on blame" and a return to the acceptance of personal responsibility for one's actions.
Wouldn't that be refreshing?

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