Bush’s press conference a few days back reminded me of the much-ridiculed line from a White House aide about the “reality-based community”:
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.
The proud reality based community laughing at this position seem to be laughing at their own imagined version of what the aide said. Read more↴