Thursday, February 24, 2005


I have a hunch that not many readers of this blog are looking for something even more serious, but on those days when you'd like to do some deep thinking — just not badly enough to go back to school or read The New Republic cover to cover — you could do worse than Left2Right. Non-Minnesotans take note. This qualifies as a ringing endorsement in these parts.

Left2Right describes itself thus;

"We're a bunch of academics, mostly philosophers but also some lawyers, political scientists, and economists.  We're interested in liberal ideas, though we are probably far from unanimous about what "liberal" means, and our being interested in liberal ideas doesn't entail that each of us subscribes to all of them.  We think that political debate in this country has deteriorated into a shouting match, a food fight, a flame war -- call it what you will.  We'd like to consider whether liberal ideas should be somehow reconsidered -- in some respects revised, in others perhaps merely re-stated -- with the aim of increasing the overall ratio of dialog to diatribe in the American political forum.  Some of us will be trying out various ways of re-thinking and re-formulating those ideas; others may end up arguing that such attempts are unnecessary, even counter-productive.  And in the course of our discussion, there will be plenty of digressions and asides of the sort that naturally occur at the margins of a group discussion."


Anonymous walentynki said...

I like to consider whether liberal ideas should be somehow reconsidered too.

6:38 AM  

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