Monday, November 19, 2007

Pat Robertson v. A Generation of Evangelicals

This video from Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network is fascinating for its juxtaposition of several themes:

1. A perceived need for the GOP to reinvent itself toward broader appeal

2. The trend for young evangelical republicans to engage in global social, environmental, and racial justice

3. Disengaged-government arguments by the libertarian wing of the party

4. Robertson and co-host's telling commentary at the end: "just go back GOP to what you were before"

Will a "broader global concern", informed by pragmatism and sound management, overcome individualist cynicism?

Robertson can't imagine.

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