White Women for Phobocracy?

Two prominent writers are in the Washington Post this morning to explain their support for Barack Obama on the one hand and Hillary Clinton on the other. The contrasts between the pieces parallel the contrasts between the campaigns so closely that, for me, it goes beyond instructive all the way to eerie.

In “Obama vs. the Phobocracy,” Michael Chabon writes, “There are many reasons not to support Barack Obama’s candidacy for president, but every one of them is bad for the same reason.” The reason? They all spring from fear. “America has become a phobocracy.” Read the rest of this entry »