Thursday, September 4, 2008

Modern Elections and 9th Century Politics

The medieval blogosphere is awash with medievalism and US Presidential elections. I earlier posted on Barack Obama's (probably fictional) invocation of Joachim of Fiore, as well as John McCain's peculiar and troubling use of the "Judeo-Christian" deployed vs. Islam (and now see Timh's perceptive comment there on Romney's speech at the RNC convention).

Now, Magistra now has an interesting post about Sarah Palin, media interest in her family -- stoked by the McCain campaign, and the long roots of this type of thing in the history of politics. Go read it. It's good.

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