we may be able to descry much of its shape in Virginia.
That’s the interesting, thoughtful, and basically (I hope) correct premise of Garrett Epps’ story on Salon.com.
His final thought: “Virginia mirrors the nation in its reservations about the war; and by the narrowest of margins, its voters have apparently decided to trust a man who has written a few books rather than another man who seems unwilling to admit having read even one.”
One could do a link, but one could also simply paste in the URL, which in my case would be a whole lot easier. (http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2006/11/10/virginia/)