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James Carroll

Hope and the universality of human imperfection

By James Carroll
March 24, 2008

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'WE THE people, in order to form a more perfect union. . ." So begins the US Constitution, and so began Senator Barack Obama's speech in Philadelphia last week. Those remarks sparked such positive and negative consternation because they broke the cardinal rule of political rhetoric, lifting up a question that can be answered only by a deeper question. Obama's ... (Full article: 709 words)

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