Here is George Will’s latest column. I agree with Will that there is a great deal of anger toward President Bush, but there is also a great deal of hatred toward him. Paul Krugman, for example, hates President Bush; he isn’t just mad at him. James Taranto uses the expression “Angry Left.” It should be “Hateful Left.” One important difference between anger and hatred is that anger can be justified. When it is, it’s called resentment or indignation. Perhaps Americans are angry because they feel victimized. They believe that they are being wronged by others, including their president. It’s been said that ours is the age of victimization. This would explain why it’s also the age of indignation.
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