❄ “We’re an Empire Now … ”  

❄ “We’re an Empire Now … ”  

I don’t want to lose track of Ron Suskind’s report of a summer 2002 conversation with a “senior adviser to Bush”. It’s reported by Suskind in a 17 October 2004 New York Times Magazine article titled “Without a Doubt” [highlighting added]:

“The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’  ”

[Note 1] The New York Times, 17 October 2004.]

[Bruce’s Blog: 2005.11.11. Post: Bxx Short Link p=41. Front Door Index: http://blog.learnworld.com/. Permalink: http://www.learnworld.com/BRUCE/uncategorized/❄-“we’re-an-empire-now-”/]

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