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Neo-Giuliani

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Michael Hirsch writes for Newsweek about the ways Rudy Giuliani has put together a team of advisors that makes him look like a dangerous lunatic. His behavior while in City Hall was kind of lovably wacky, but it also suggested the temperament of a lunatic who, in the White House, would be dangerous, so bringing a “dangerous lunatic” policy team on board is not comforting. And this is dangerous lunatic by contemporary Republican standards so be afraid. And there are structural factors in play — it’s not clear that Rudy can afford to be less than insane:

He also knows, however, that painting the War on Terror as a broad moral crusade